Posts Categorized: News

Rooted In A Public-Private Partnership

We’d like to thank Meg Turner — local landscape designer, owner of M. Turner Landscapes and a friend of Capital Trees — for writing this detailed look at Richmond’s 14th Street Corridor. Meg shares a recap and keen insights into our successful partnership with the City of Richmond, the true launchpad for all the momentum we’re riding today.

“In 2011, the City of Richmond and Capital Trees formed a public/private partnership and transformed a city gateway paved in concrete into an inviting green passageway that cools the urban core,

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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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Major landscaping effort planned for Dock Street

A stretch of the Virginia Capital Trail near Richmond’s Tobacco Row is about to get a whole lot greener.

The Richmond Planning Commission signed off Monday on an extensive landscaping project between Dock Street and the James River and Kanawha Canal. The effort is intended to help “activate the canal by drawing people to the water’s edge,” according to a staff report.

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Beautiful RVA Partnership Seeks to Expand Urban Greening

Cities across the country are realizing the social, environmental and economic benefits of increasing green space. Cost and bureaucracy can hinder these projects, but a new initiative in Richmond seeks to bring together existing resources and empower residents to improve their own neighborhoods. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.

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