Richmond High School Urban Forestry

October 3, 2016

forestry-introduction

This week the Urban Forestry Interns dove into a general overview of the importance of trees in cities. The learned and discussed the benefits that trees provide; including,

Adding Shade
Increaing Beauty
Improving Air Quality
Capturing Storm Water
Aiding Local Economies
Helping Human Psychological Well-Being

The Interns also got an intro to tree biology and names. They also began to learn how to...

August 29, 2016

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Senior Program Associate Jesse Brown spent the day at Richmond High School speaking to the Health Academy classes about this year’s internship programs, Urban Forestry and Air Quality. This will be EarthTeam’s 14th year working in Richmond High School, and we are very excited to get started!

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April 4, 2016

blog april

“Planting at Wanlass felt like doing an actual physical contribution to my community and environment. 50 years from now Wanlass will be full of dense canopy trees that give shade and homes to many birds. A place where kids can go and play and run. These trees definitely will increase the birds in the park. Urban Forestry Internship has taught me that a community has many factors by which it is affected by trees. Including the positive impacts a single tree has in a community.” Shaneen Britton

“Planting at Wanlass makes me...

February 23, 2016

wanlass group photo blog

On February 13th, 2016 over fifty volunteers came out to support our Urban Forestry interns in their efforts to plant a demonstration forest in their community. Students designed the space and selected native tree species for their urban forest located at Wanlass Park in the City of San Pablo. In one day our interns educated the community on the benefits of urban forestry, the intentions behind their design and demonstrated the correct way to plant trees. We were able to plant and stake 20 trees on this memorable spring day!...