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Greening Our City Together

Richmond Trees is a grassroots organization, formed in the summer of 2011. Our mission is to promote and grow the City of Richmond’s urban forest and green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education and advocacy in order to improve the health and well-being of the diverse Richmond community.

Since our formation just one year ago, Richmond Trees has planted more than 150 street trees and organized successful tree-planting events in conjunction with the City of Richmond, including the city’s official 2011 Arbor Day celebration. Together we planted 53 new street trees that week, enjoyed healthy snacks, and listened to speeches of encouragement and appreciation from various civic leaders. Enjoy our slideshow of the event at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10SjVGiE6Q

Our work has been recognized by the Richmond mayor, the city council and the local media including a Proclamation Honoring Greening the Streets of Our Community from Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.

Arbor Day 2012 Save the Date! Join us to celebrate Arbor Day 2012 on October 20, 2012 in Richmond’s North & East neighborhood. We’ll supply everything you need! More details to be released soon.

Why Plant Trees? The benefits of planting trees are great: Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen, reducing air pollution and slowing global warming. They soften neighborhood noise and provide an urban habitat for wildlife. Trees also slow traffic, improve public safety, decrease crime and increase property values.

Adopt a Tree It’s easy–and free! After completing the Adopt-a-Tree form, your location will be assessed for the best tree for the location from the City of Richmond’s approved street tree list. (City of Richmond Master Tree List). The trees are separated by appropriate types and locations and we’ve even created an Illustrated Tree List to help you choose your favorite. http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentView.aspx?DID=8191. Residents adopting street trees are asked to water the tree once a week during the first three years after it has been planted.

You can help us spread the word by passing out our Free Tree Flyer, available in both English and Spanish. Visit our map of the trees that have been adopted in the past year. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206140190442630894052.0004ac00372aa1b41c666&ie=UTF8&ll=37.944942,-122.337828&spn=0.028361,0.050468&t=m&z=14&vpsrc=6

Richmond Trees website is under construction. Please visit us at http://northandeast.org/?page_id=1239

Contact us at info@richmondtrees.org for more information or to get involved.

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