Posts Categorized: News

Meet A Board Member: Ashley Wallace

We’re excited to share our interview with Ashley Wallace, who is currently a Board Member at Capital Trees, but has long been a part of our organization (even before it was a fully fledged non-profit!) Read our interview with her below to see the inspiration that sparked the concept of Capital Trees, her favorite project to date, and why she thinks what you can’t see at our projects is just as important as what you can.

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Meet A Board Member: Susan Robertson

If you’ve attended a tour of one of the Capital Trees projects, volunteered at a community workday, or otherwise been around for a bit — you’ve probably seen Susan Robertson one time or another. But if you’re not properly acquainted, we’re excited for you to get to know her in this format. Susan is one of the original Founders of our organization, long before it was a formal nonprofit, and has lended our organization her leadership and development skills time and again.

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Meet A Board Member: Molly Anderson

Many of the folks involved here at Capital Trees have been hard at work behind the scenes for years. That’s certainly the case for Molly Anderson. She’s filled a variety of roles in the eight years she’s been involved with our organization, and we’re glad to shine the spotlight on her and her contributions. Get to know Molly, her role and history with Capital Trees, her take on where we’re headed next,

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June 2022 Quarterly Update



Building public landscapes. Enriching the community.

June 2022

End of Fiscal Year Highlights Capital Trees continues its mission of building public landscapes including: renovating key areas of Great Shiplock Park, advising on the green space development at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond Teen and Community Center,... Read more »

Chairman of our Board of Trustees Kevin Finto Co-Authors Opinion Piece Featured in Richmond Times Dispatch

Chairman of the Capital Trees Board of Trustees, Kevin Finto, and Chris Frelke, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities for the City of Richmond co-authored an opinion piece published by the Richmond Times Dispatch. The article honors the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, the progress we’ve made in Richmond, and the strides Capital Trees and other like-minded organizations are making towards ensuring parks and green spaces are more accessible to all. 

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April is Kids in the Garden Month!

April is a great time for people of all ages to engage with greenspaces! The weather is mild, the flowers are blooming, and we’re all a bit stir crazy from a long cold winter. To celebrate Kids in the Garden Month this April and to encourage you to take your little one on an outing to the Low Line, we created this printable resource for a fun family outing. Print out a copy for each kiddo in your group,

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April 2022 Quarterly Update



Building public landscapes. Enriching the community.

April 2022

Spring has sprung! If you are shaking off the winter blues and lacing up your shoes to get out and enjoy the weather, NOW is the time to take a walk on the Low Line. ... Read more »

December 2021 Quarterly Update



Building public landscapes. Enriching the community.

December  2021

Season’s Greetings!  As we approach the end of 2021, we want to express our gratitude for your support.  Thank you!  Your contributions and volunteer hours ensure the landscapes under our care remain transformational spaces that build community and improve the environment. ... Read more »

Capital Trees is thrilled to announce the receipt of the Golden Hammer Award for Placemaking for the Low Line Green Project

Historic Richmond + Storefront for Community Design hosted the 5th Annual Golden Hammer Awards on October 28th at Hardywood. Capital Trees is thrilled to announce the receipt of the Golden Hammer Award for Placemaking for the Low Line Green Project (

The Low Line Green (LLG) represents the culmination of a multi-phase project to restore neglected green space along the James River and Kanawha Canal. The completed green revitalized 2.5 acres in Richmond’s urban core including active and passive stormwater management,

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Capital Trees Helps Celebrate The Platinum Jubilee

Last week, Capital Trees was honored to be present at a tree planting ceremony at The Virginia House to commemorate The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In honor of 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth has requested that trees be planted to increase and protect native tree cover, in the UK and beyond.

The English Speaking Union – Richmond Branch planted a native Virginia Dogwood, and hosted the “Tea and Tree Planting”.

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