A: It’s not difficult or time consuming. Being a tree adopter means that you will help make sure that your young tree is able to thrive. In California, we need to water once a week in the dry months for the first three years after planting. After that, your tree should be good to go! When you adopt a tree, Richmond Trees is here to give you the information and support that you need.
A: You do not need to be the homeowner to adopt a street tree (since we plant on city property), you just need to be the person that agrees to care for it until it is established (approx. 1st three years). Tell your landlord that you would like a street tree. (It will improve the property value!)
A: No. We only plant street trees (these are located in the median between the sidewalk and the street). Although we do encourage residents to plant trees on their private property—this is also a great way to help grow our tree canopy.
A: Yes! We can help remove the concrete to create a planting basin for a street tree. The average cost is $75-150 per hole. Richmond Trees also has a small amount of funding to help residents defray this cost. Please let us know your particular situation.
A: Every tree in Richmond is valuable, so we hope your street tree is okay. If Richmond Trees planted your tree, please let us know and we will schedule a visit right away. However, as volunteers, we are not able to care for mature trees. Please contact the City of Richmond city arborist at: 510-231-3075
A: There are many options if you would like an Evergreen tree. Please consult our Illustrated Street Tree guide. http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/8042
A: We can help. Please email us at email@example.com and we will work on a plan for your block/street.
A: Funding sources are diverse and include everything from city funding, foundations, and corporate contributions, as well as donations from wonderful individuals who share our vision to restore Richmond’s urban tree canopy. Donate to Richmond Trees
A: We plant the right tree for the right place. Richmond Trees plants trees under utility lines that are understory species and will not grow taller than 30 ft. We have partnered with PG&E at planting events to select the correct trees.
A: The first step is signing up to be a Richmond Trees volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We only plant trees during the rainy season, since this is the best time to plant in California. However, year-round tree care is incredibly important and happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month; we always need volunteers to help. Come out and check on new trees, be outdoors, and visit with neighbors.