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December 2022 Quarterly Report



Building public landscapes. Enriching the community.

December 2022

End of Year Reflections, Pt 1:  The Year in Pictures

End of Year Reflections, Pt 2:  Project Focused Capital Trees entered 2022 focused on the future through strategic planning. ... Read more »

Meet A Board Member: Ashley Peace

Ashley Peace has been on the Capital Trees Board of Trustees for just over 1.5 years, and brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge to our organization. She has been active in both Board Committees and at community workdays where she’s gotten her hands in the gardens, picking up native plant knowledge to use in her home garden. Learn more about her background, her work with Capital Trees, and what she’s excited for Capital Trees to accomplish next by reading the interview below.

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October 2022 Quarterly Update


Building public landscapes. Enriching the community.

October 2022

General Update As the gardens grow throughout the summer, so has Capital Trees’ work in garden management, community engagement, and project planning.   We hope you will enjoy this first quarter update. ... Read more »

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 »