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The Birth of a Public Private Partnership…

The Birth of a Public Private Partnership to Transform Richmond’s Urban Landscape

Author: Meg Turner

In 2011, the City of Richmond and a consortium of four Richmond garden clubs formed a public/private partnership and transformed a city gateway paved in concrete into an inviting green passageway that cools the urban core, cleans the urban air, and reduces pollutants from the stormwater flowing into the James River. Capital Trees was born when these four Garden Club of Virginia-affiliated clubs assembled a team in 2009 to study the environmental benefits of urban landscapes and identify areas in which the clubs could enhance Richmond’s urban environment. 

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Capital Trees is launching a blog on the sustainable management of public landscapes.  The blog will include familiar topics previously found in our news section such as plant of the month. We will move all our news announcements including newsletter archives to a NEWS link.  There you will be able to keep up with our ongoing projects and programs. 

This new blog will provide regular posts highlighting different elements of sustainably managing public landscapes including:

  • Garden features (plants,
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