Richmond Trees: Greening Our City

Richmond Trees is a group of passionate volunteers who know about the innumerable benefits of street trees and have a simple belief – that the citizens of Richmond deserve all of those benefits.

The Problem

A lack of tree canopy in the City of Richmond, CA., right now we have about a 15% tree canopy. A healthy urban forest removes harmful pollutants from the air, soil and water, adds character and pride to communities, slows traffic and decreases crime, increases property values, reduces energy consumption and provides wildlife habitat.

The Solution

By planting trees, supporting strong City ordinances protecting trees and doing tree care to promote healthy trees, we are lowering the carbon footprint of City. As trees grow they keep reducing the carbon footprint and add many benefits to the people that live in the area as well as making it a more enjoyable place to be.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

Richmond Trees, A Earth Island Institute project

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