Richmond High School Urban Forestry

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!...

February 3, 2016

canvassing picture

Last week Urban Forestry Interns hit the streets with their flyers and talking points about the importance of Urban Forestry. Their goal was to get 10 neighbors to adopt a tree to increase the tree density in their community. Even though we did not get a neighbor to agree- students were prepared, positive, and excited about the experience. Read more about their time canvasing in their reflections below:

“Last week, on Monday Jan 25, 2016, my group and I went neighborhood canvassing. We knocked on atleast 30 homes. It was really hard...

December 15, 2015

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This week EarthTeam interns got a surprise visit from Dr. Joe McBride, former UC Berkeley Forest Ecology Professor and EarthTeam Board Member. Dr. Mcbride has been working behind the scenes with EarthTeam staff to bring the Urban Forestry program to life. This week though Joe took to the field, taking students on a walking tree tour of their campus and surrounding neighborhoods to learn how to identify local tree species. Below are students’ reflections on their time with Dr. McBride.

“On December 14th, 2015 in our Urban Forestry meeting a...

November 24, 2015

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EarthTeam’s Urban Forestry Intern’s projects are coming to life in the city of San Pablo this semester. After weeks of research at two separate siteS off campus these students collected data on wind velocity, soil quality, sun exposure, site uses and mapping. Our interns then created Forestry plans for the sites and submitted them to the city for approval. Students decided where, how many trees and what species would best fit the two green spaces not too far from campus. The city of San Pablo has approved the  the intern’s plans! Now it’s...