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Tree Plantings at K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park

A PWCA restoration project thanks to the support of community volunteers, Prince William County Parks, Prince William County Public Works, Fairfax Water, Virginia Dept. of Forestry, Chesapeake Bay Program, Virginia American Water, Dominion Virginia Power, Weisco, and Keep Prince William Beautiful.

Oct 5 2013 Tree Planting
A  video compilation of 1,660 photos
taken between 9:45am and 1:00pm, by Eli Hosen

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We've planted hundreds of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers at the buffer adjacent to K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park.

We can use your help to keep up the good work and ensure the success of this project!

This tree planting helps make our community more attractive and slows the flow of stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution. Scroll down to view the plan and plant list.

Trees are our last and best defense against nonpoint source pollution. Trees increase the amount of water that filters into the soil, reduce runoff and increase groundwater infiltration. This protects streams, recharges aquifers and supports a consistent flow of drinkable water.

Nonpoint source pollution comes from so many places you cannot simply point a finger and say there's the problem. It comes from our backyards, schools, malls, parking lots and roads... and it is the biggest source of water pollution in the USA.

Planting Plant Lists

Plant List Plant List

Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia
Cranberry, Viburnum trilobum
Blackhaw, Viburnum prunifolium
Arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum
NJ Tea, Ceanothus americanus
Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana
Winterberry, Ilex verticillata
American Holly, Ilex opaca
Inkberry, Ilex glabra
Trumpet Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens
Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia fulgida
Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium
Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa
Moss Phlox, Phlox subulata
Aromatic Aster, Symphyotrichum oblongifo
Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea
Coreopsis verticillata

White Oak, Quercus alba
Redbud, Cercis canadensis
Dogwood, Cornus florida
American Holly, Ilex opaca
Winterberry, Ilex verticillata
Inkberry, Ilex glabra
American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana
NJ Tea, Ceanothus americanus
Coreopsis verticillata
Moss Phlox, Phlox subulata
Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Before - September 25 2013Tree Planting Site September 25 2013
Planting October 5 2013
Tree Planting at K9 Gunner Memorial Dog Park
April 29 2015 April 2015

Native Plant
Trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and mosses that occur naturally in a particular region, ecosystem or habitat without direct or indirect human intervention.

Rainfall, snowmelt and water from other sources that does not infiltrate into the soil.

Vegetation Buffers
Strips of land with vegetation that can slow the flow of stormwater runoff and pollution, and minimize soil erosion.

The total land area that drains through a network of tributaries into a main waterway. Read more...


Native Plants for Conservation, Restoration, and Landscaping
VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

10 Native Plant Lists
Alonso Abugattas, Natural Resource Manager, Arlington County