Community Roots

Community Roots – Let’s Plant Some Trees!

Does your yard have an empty space begging for a tree?

Does you local park need some shade?

Richmond Tree Stewards can help you fill that space.

Our Community Roots event will offer trees free to home owners and to community organizations (friends of parks groups, schools, etc) in the City of Richmond.  This year, a small variety of native tree species will be offered; some large, some small, some with flowers, some with gorgeous fall colors, but all providing food and habitat to native Virginia wildlife.

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Home Owners: The 2017 application will be available in late summer.

  • We will have trees for properties in the City of Richmond.
  • Trees will be delivered to Byrd Park and will need to be picked up by the homeowner on that date. We anticipate that most trees will be in 7 gallon pots; some in 3 gallon pots.
  • We will provide you with planting and tree care information, but you are responsible for planting your trees.

Community Groups: The 2017 application will be available in late summer.All recipients are expected to water the tree for the first 2 growing seasons.  Water is the single most critical factor for the success of newly planted trees in urban areas.

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This project is made possible thanks to a grant from the Overton and Katherine Dennis Fund.

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