Richmond High School Urban Forestry

October 12, 2016

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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...

October 7, 2016
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Interns practiced safe tree staking techniques outside of their school during an internship meeting.

The Richmond High School Urban Forestry Interns practiced planting trees this week in anticipation for their first tree planting event this weekend. In the front of their school, the students learned the proper International Society of Arboriculture methods for planting and staking trees. They practiced by readjusting some old stakes...

October 3, 2016

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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!

To sign up for an internship please visit the links below to access...