Nov 30, 2015
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Volunteers are being sought for the planting of 19 trees in Richmond on Sunday, according to community organization Richmond Trees.

Community members are set to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Andrade and 29th Street for the first planting event of the new season.

“It’s a fun, productive way to spend the morning,” according to Richmond Trees organizers, adding, “We are transforming our city one tree at a time and it’s exciting to be a part of it!”

Richmond Trees has been been on a mission to green the city as a way to improve livability and air quality. The group has helped to plant more than 350 trees since forming in 2011 and is assisting on a Cal Fire grant to plant 500 more trees. Read more about the group in a recent Contra Costa Times article.

For this Sunday’s planting event, volunteers are asked to wear sturdy shoes, to bring a water bottle and also favorite tools if you have them, including a shovel and clippers. If you don’t have tools, they will be provided.

Richmond Trees would like volunteers to RSVP to or sign up for the event on Facebook.


  1. Thanks for the coverage! We had a great event on Sunday and we are already planning next month’s event on Jan 9. Location to be announced. Thanks!

    Lee - Richmond Trees | Dec 7th, 2015

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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.