Richmond Trees is a group of passionate volunteers who know about the innumerable benefits of street trees and have a simple belief – that the citizens of Richmond deserve all of those benefits. We are committed to growing the urban forest to help give the Richmond community a better future. All the trees we plant are free to the residents of Richmond!
Richmond Trees is a project of Earth Island Institute.
To put it simply, more trees equal a better, healthier, safer Richmond today and for future generations. A healthy urban forest removes harmful pollutants from the air, soil and water, adds character and pride to communities, slows traffic and decreases crime, increases property values, reduces energy consumption and provides wildlife habitat.
During the summer months, we focus on Tree Care. It is critical that our young trees get watered weekly, so we go check on them to see how they are doing. We meet in Burg Park at 9 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month.
We will get back to tree planting in the Fall, starting with Arbor Day on October 21, 2017.
To receive information about our upcoming events, please subscribe to our eNewsletter, the Leaflet. Simply click on the green envelope at the bottom of this page.
If you are interested in volunteering with Richmond Trees, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.