Richmond, VA (October 1, 2010)- The group of citizens involved in the group, Richmond Tree Stewards, are dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Richmond’s Urban Forest. In order to succeed in this mission, Richmond Tree Stewards educate citizens on the needs of the urban forest, raise community awareness of its value, and actively participate in its care. This group also works with the City of Richmond Urban Forestry Division, and is supported by Trees Virginia.
In order to become a Tree Steward, one must complete around 25 hours of training from tree care industry professionals and others. After the training, graduates contribute to community service by working on projects that promote Richmond’s Urban Forest. Richmond Tree Stewards have held events on Arbor Day since 2009; they have also held planting projects at schools and parks. On their webpage they offer insight on threats to trees, newsletters, class opportunities, and more information regarding their organization.
Richmond Tree Stewards