Richmond High School Urban Forestry

February 3, 2016

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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...

November 4, 2015

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On November 2, 2015 Urban Forestry students gathered on a rainy day to reflect on all the benefits that trees provide our communities. These young leaders reflected on how it is our right as members of our community to have clean air, shade to sit under and aesthetic beauty where we live. Students together created an “Urban Forestry Bill of Rights” for their campus, using their voice to represent the whole campus and advocate for their project. Here is our final list!

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