Richmond Trees envisions tree-lined streets throughout the entire city. With the Adopt-a-Block program, we are taking a strategic approach to tree planting.
There are advantages to planting several trees at once in a certain geographic area. It makes it easier for us to organize the work parties to plant the trees and to do tree care afterwards. Several new trees on a block also have an immediate aesthetic impact. Additionally, with Adopt-a-Block, a group of residents come together to green their neighborhood as a group. The simple act of planting trees together strengthens a community, and the residents gain a profound sense of satisfaction as they watch the trees mature, knowing that they contributed to transforming their city in a positive way.
We are looking for residents who would like to adopt their blocks, serving as the liaison between Richmond Trees and the tree adopters in their neighborhood. Here’s what is involved:
Step One: Talk to Your Neighbors
Step Two: Plant Trees
Step Three: Keep an Eye on Those Young Trees
If you are interested in adopting your block, please simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! Illustration and Infographic courtesy of Colleen Finn at Green Dog Studio.