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Free trees, which to get, and where to plant them

Fallen trees need replacing and local folks are trying to make it easier for us all.




This has been a summer full of tree destruction. Replacing a tree in your yard is not as simple as picking on you think will look pretty. The replacement needs to be appropriate for the spot. The Richmond Tree Stewards are here to help you out.

The Right Tree for Your Place
7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday August 18
Round House, Byrd Park
(intersection of Lakeview Avenue and Strollers Lane)

Learn from Master Arborist Janine Lester how:

  • to analyze your potential planting sites
  • identify species that would thrive there
  • select healthy trees

Lester is the owner and operator of Landscape Design Consulting and has earned the highest certification offered by the International Society of Arboriculture, the organization that sets standards for and certifies professional tree care practitioners. She is also a member of the Richmond Tree Steward Advisory Board and directs the annual training tree steward volunteer training course.

If you have questions, call Louise Seals at 389-8798 or CONTACT US

If you can’t make the workshop at the very least you should check out the Tree Stewards tree List (trees they’ll have availble for free) and their tips Selecting Trees for Urban Landscapes.

But that’s not all the Tree Stewards have links to two programs that can get you a tree for free or a reduced price.

The Adopt a Tree program

The  Community Roots program

Image: Richmond Tree Stewards

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.