Community Roots 2017

Our third annual  Community Roots program has begun!  Here’s the time line:

  • Community groups in the City of Richmond (non-profit organizations, schools, friends of parks groups, houses of worship) may apply for trees NOW.     Get information and the application here.
  • Homeowners in the City of Richmond may apply for trees in late summer.
  • Tree Care Workshop is on October 21.  Regsitration available in September.

Please follow our website for updates and visit out table at the Vegeterian Festival in Byrd Park on June 24th.  We love to talk trees!

Also, visit our Summer Tree Care page where we have important watering tips for young trees.


Photo Credit: Amy Robins

Gravel Bed update…


On April 8, Tree Stewards planted 101 native tree seedlings in the new gravel beds that were built last fall with a grant from Virginia Department Of Forestry.  The gravel beds are “demonstration” gravel beds—we are documenting the steps so we’ll be able to share what we learn in this process.  We plan to plant these young trees on Belle Isle after they develop a vigorous root system in the gravel bed over the spring and summer.


Stay tuned for more gravel bed updates!