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Annual Report for Capital Trees

It is with tremendous gratitude that Capital Trees presents our Annual Report for 2016 and 2017 stub fiscal year. Without our donors and believers, Capital Trees could not have completed the Low Line Gardens, nurtured and sustained 14th Street and Great Shiplock Park while continuing to be a catalyst for improvements to Richmond’s public landscapes.

With your continued support in 2018, we hope to complete the Low Line passage and park.

Thank you for believing in Capital Trees!

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Garden Club of America Honors Capital Trees

Capital Trees was recently honored to receive The Garden Club of America’s Zone Civic Improvement Commendation at the 2017 Zone VII Meeting which was held on October 23 – 26 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The award was presented by Albemarle Garden Club member Carol Carter, First Vice Chairman of The GCA Conservation Committee at the awards banquet held on October 25 at the Forsyth Country Club.

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September: The Blooming is Easy

Capital Trees completed the planting of the Low Line Garden this spring to glorious effect!  The CSX viaduct is the backdrop and shrubs complementing the pattern of the raised trestle provide structure for sweeps of perennials.

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Q & A with Capital Trees featured on The Community Foundation Blog

So far this year, The Community Foundation has awarded over $6 million in competitive grant funding to local nonprofit organizations that are working to address needs within our community. In our most recent funding cycle, Capital Trees, a first-time TCF competitive grantee, received a $25,000 grant to provide programming and operational support for projects to restore and enhance Richmond’s urban green spaces. We did a quick Q&A with the board chair of Capital Trees,

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Keep Virginia Beautiful

At first blush it might seem odd that an editorial series on making Virginia a more dynamic place to live would direct attention toward the issue of beauty. On second blush, it might not. The natural beauty that people are most drawn to usually exhibits either abundant vitality itself, or an abundance of natural resources — fresh air, mountain streams, loamy earth — most conducive to it. The arid landscape of Mars may look impressive,

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