Richmond High School Urban Forestry

January 13, 2017

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On Thursday, January 5th, the Richmond Air Quality Interns spoke with Put A Price On It campaigner Tom Erb to learn more about creative solutions to climate change.

Erb, a college student traveling to raise awareness about the idea of a carbon tax, was recently featured in an episode of the National Geographic series Years of Living Dangerously. The episode, “Priceless” explores some of the tangible...

December 2, 2016

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The Urban Forestry interns returned to a site above Pinole Creek where they planted 14 trees a few weeks ago. The interns took careful measurements of the new tree’s diameter and GPS location. The information will be added to Earth Team’s online map tool, www.zerolitter.org. Today, when you visit the map, you can see the location and species of the trees Earth Team interns have planted in the...

November 21, 2016
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Interns pose with a trident maple tree they planted.

Did you know that trees clean the air?! Tree filter air by removing particulate matter that is harmful to your health. On Saturday November 5th, 2016, the Richmond High School Air Quality Interns planted 8 trees for a school in El Sobrante.

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November 21, 2016

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On Sunday November 13th, The Richmond High School Urban Forestry Interns planted 14 trees on the upper banks above the Pinole Creek.

“We planted those trees there because it helps the creek, and helps prevent run off when it rains.” – Kevin Hernandez

The students planted Canary Island pines (Pinus canariensis), Blue Oaks (Quercus douglasii) Cork Oaks (Quercus suber), and Valley Oaks (Quercus Lobata).  The...