Jan 5, 2015
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As we’ve mentioned a few times before, the community organization Richmond Trees has been busy beautifying the city’s neighborhoods by planting gorgeous new trees.

The organization, which has been fundraising and soliciting grants to add trees to communities in dire need of nature, is seeking volunteers for a planting event on Sunday, Jan. 11. On that day, volunteers are encouraged to meet at 409 Dimm St. at 8:30 a.m.to help plant trees in the Richmond View/Mira Vista neighborhoods as well as the North & East community.

Snacks and water will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and shovels if they have them.

Volunteers wishing to participate can visit this Facebook event to sign up.

Sunday’s event will focus on planting trees that have been adopted by residents who pledge to care for them.

“There are many adopters who have been waiting very patiently to see that new tree in front of their home,” the nonprofit stated in its newsletter.

Richmond Trees’ most recent volunteer planting event took place Dec. 14 in North & East. That event focused on replacing trees that were lost amid the frost of the previous winter, according to the nonprofit.

Last year, Richmond Trees received a grant to purchase 25 new trees and fund a program employing at-risk youth to plant and care for them.

Yet another planting event is scheduled to be held on Feb. 15.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.