Richmond High School Urban Forestry

December 2, 2016

The Urban Forestry Interns at Richmond High School began learning how to accurate record important data for creating a tree inventory. The students measured the diameter of trees, recording the GPS coordinates, identified the species, and took a picture of the tree. This data can be used to track the number, growth rate, and health of trees in an specified area. It can also help determine when and where to add more trees to an area. Soon the students will use this tree data to...

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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For the last couple meetings, the Skyline Interns have practiced their data collection skills by creating an inventory of the trees on their school campus.

The students measured the diameter of trees, recording the GPS coordinates, identified the species, and took a picture of the tree. This data can be used to track the number, growth rate, and health of trees in an specified area. It...

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...