Posts Tagged: rva

A Bright Future For Tree Equity in Richmond

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. 

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Plant Feature: River Birch Betula nigra

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.

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