Feb 5, 2015
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Volunteers are being sought for a tree planting event on Feb. 15 organized by the community group Richmond Trees, which aims to create a healthy urban forest across 40-percent of the city.

The group will be adding 17 new trees in several neighborhoods via funding from the Richmond Rotary Club.

Volunteer are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Burg Park at Clinton Avenue and 30th Street on Sunday, Feb. 15.

“We have planting locations in a few different neighborhoods, so we will split up into groups and make our way from this headquarters,” Richmond Trees announced in its monthly newsletter.


Richmond Trees has been holding a number of community planting events and says they are a great way to get to know neighbors, make friends, and give back to the community.

Snacks and water will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and a shovel if you have them.

If possible, please RSVP to info@richmondtrees.org.

If you can’t make it Feb. 15, Richmond Trees will be assisting Groundworks Richmond and Rotary for another planting in March. Details on that planting event have yet to be released.

Last month, a small crew of volunteers planted 18 trees in two different neighborhoods, the Mira Vista/Richmond Heights area and the North & East. The trees were adopted by neighbors, some of whom planted their own trees.

“People brought us homemade Thai spring rolls, cookies, and lemonade,” the nonprofit said. “At the end of the day, our bodies were sore and our spirits were lifted.”


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.