Community Roots Update

We’ve been busy…Richmond Tree Stewards have been assisting with Community Group tree plantings over the last few weeks.   Thanks to the generosity of the the Overton and Katherine Dennis Fund, we provided trees for community group applicants as part of our Community Roots Program.  This program, offered in the early fall, is available to schools, churches, civic organizations and friends of parks groups within the city of Richmond.  

Recently six persimmons were planted with volunteers of Fonticello Food Forest; Scott’s Addition volunteers planted three flowering crabapples and three Princeton elms; and at William Fox Elementary School volunteers planted six large street trees (London plane, two ginkgo bilobas, Chinese elm and two honey locusts) in existing tree wells that were empty.  We have more coming so stay tuned…thank you to all of our great volunteers.  

Pictured above (left to right) are the Scott’s Addition folks, some of the planters at Fox Elementary and some of the group at the Fonticello Food Forest planting site.


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