Board Member Jack Cooper is coming up on his 2 year anniversary with Capital Trees, and in that time he’s already been part of some pretty significant progress within our organization. Read our interview with Jack below to see how Capital Trees’ reputation piqued his interest, some of the behind the scenes work that will have a big impact going forward, and what he’s most looking forward to in the next year.
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Capital Trees’ blog focuses on our developing practices of sustainable management of public landscapes. Ongoing development and care of public landscapes is strengthened by policies supporting greenspace care/development along with consistent funding. In advance of RVArborDay 2022, Capital Trees welcomes guest blogger Daniel Klein, co-founder of ReForest Richmond and vice-chair of the Richmond Green City Commission, to share his opinion on increasing Richmond’s tree canopy. ReForest Richmond is a collaborative campaign to rebuild Richmond’s urban tree canopy. ... Read more »
Plant Feature: River Birch Betula nigra
Also known as: Black Birch, Red Birch and Water Birch
This month, we’re highlighting the River Birch trees that we have planted at the Low Line Gardens. River Birch trees are native to the East Coast, making them more likely to succeed in our green spaces. Naturally, they’re found close to river beds and flood plains – but they can adapt to other environments as well.... Read more »