Description & History

Richmond Trees' mission is to promote and grow the City of Richmond's urban forest and green infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education and advocacy in order to improve the health and well-being of the diverse Richmond community.

Richmond Trees, formed in June 2011, is a volunteer grassroots group of North and East Richmond residents, working in partnership with the City of Richmond Parks and Landscaping. Since its formation, Richmond Trees has planted over 500 trees and organized successful tree-planting events in conjunction with the City of Richmond and local organizations such as Groundwork Richmond and The Watershed Project. Additionally, Richmond Trees volunteers do monthly tree care walks to ensure that trees are getting enough water and that they are well-staked, weeded, and mulched.

In 2013, Richmond Trees was recognized for its volunteerism and service within the City of Richmond with a Meritorious Service award for community beautification.  Richmond Trees has received grants from California Releaf, PG&E, and Veolia Water.

Richmond Trees is a fiscally-sponsored project of Earth Island Institue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Therefore, donor contributions to Richmond Trees are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

About the organization

Richmond Trees

Lee Micheaux
Executive Director
Doris Lopez
Volunteer Coordinator
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