Capital Trees is seeking a passionate, driven, creative, and visionary professional as their new Executive Director
Founded in 2010, Capital Trees is a Richmond, VA 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create a greener, more beautiful Richmond through the thoughtful planning, planting and maintaining of public landscapes. We advocate for the powerful connection between people and nature.
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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.
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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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Exciting news! The Low Line Garden and Great Shiplock Park have been added to the itinerary for Richmond’s Garden Trail. The Richmond Garden Trail is a ready-made itinerary of some of the country’s best gardens and green spaces.
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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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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,... Read more »
Join us this Spring for a tour of the Richmond low Line. Things are in full bloom so now is a great time to visit. Click here to find out more about our spring tour dates.
James River Nurseries share some of the memories from working on the Low Line project in this video.
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The first phase of Capital Trees Low Line project includes removing invasive plants and trees, installing a rain garden to mitigate stormwater runoff and planting more than 50,000 trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials and bulbs.
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Host Peggy Singlemann will explore the Richmond Low Line, a five-acre site near the Canal Walk, which is being developed into a park and riparian buffer by Capital Trees and a host of partners including the City of Richmond and CSX Corporation.
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