Richmond High Interns Plant Community Fruit Tree Orchard

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On Saturday, October 8th, EarthTeam hosted an event to plant trees with the Richmond High School Interns. The Urban Forestry Interns were joined  by a few Air Quality Interns to create a community fruit tree orchard at Atchison Village in Richmond, CA.

Fruit trees can be a strategic approach to helping a community improve their access to healthy food. The Interns planted apple, plum, and pomegranate trees for a total of nine trees.

“Our planting provides fruit to the community.”Litzi V., Kimberly P., and Dashi R.

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During the event, the interns learned how to properly plant a tree according to the standardized planting methods, which are laid out by the International Society of Arboriculture.

“I think digging is pretty fun after the event because it was hard work that you feel great about so you learn to appreciate it all more.” Jovany V. and Jose H.

“I learned how to plant trees and how difficult or easy it can be at the same time… At first we though it was going to be easy, but we had difficulties with the soil.”Brandi H. and Jessica C.

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Atchison Village site before the tree planting event
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Atchison Village site after the tree planting event

This was EarthTeam’s first tree planting event of the year and we look forward to planting many more trees by June 2017.

“I’m more appreciative of new trees planted in the community because I understand all the work and preparation done for one tree.”Esmeralda R. and Anthony S.

 


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