Posts Tagged: tree canopy

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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September Plant of the Month: American Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana

Our September Plant of the Month is American Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana.

This tree is native to Virginia and also known as Eastern Hop hornbeam, Ironwood, and Leverwood.

This low maintenance deciduous tree isn’t fussy so it doesn’t require a lot of attention. We’re talking drought-tolerant (once established), able to grow in clay soils, and even somewhat resistant to deer.

Interestingly, it puts off both male and female catkins.

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