Celebrate Arbor Day RVA with Reforest Richmond

Tree planting, pruning invasive plants + local park tours are only a few ways Richmonders can get involved with a week of Arbor Day honors.

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Reforest Richmond is hosting two more tree giveaways this week.

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Reforest Richmond, the local campaign created to increase the city’s urban tree canopy, is hosting ArborDayRVA 2022 through Sun., Oct. 23.

Richmonders can attend over a dozen events geared towards serving the environment + growing the plant community. Here are a few highlights:

For planting pros

Belle Isle Meadow Planting | Thurs., Oct. 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Belle Isle | Register with HandsOn Greater Richmond to join leaders of the James River Park System in planting native trees and shrubs.

For weed whackers

Young Tree Pruning Workshop & Community Workday | Tues., Oct. 18 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hickory Hill Community Center, 3000 E. Belt Blvd. | The Urban Forestry Division has partnered with Southside ReLEAF to help volunteers learn how to care for growing trees + add some fall plants to the center’s garden ahead of wintertime.

For students of the Earth

Tour The Green | Tues., Oct. 18 | 1 p.m. | Science Museum of Virginia | Be one of the first visitors to the museum’s upcoming park, which will be finishing off Phase 1 construction this month.

Bonus: 120 trees, 370 shrubs, 6,000 perennials and 42,000 square feet of sod are being installed in this former parking lot.

For fauna festival fans

Fall Fest Celebration & Music Festival | Sat., Oct. 22 | 12-4, 5-9 p.m. | Living Water Community Center, 1000 Westover Hills Blvd. and Owl Orchard Community Garden, 807 W. 44th St. | Start your weekend with wildlife workshops, live music, local vendors + honey and mead by local bees.

Always down for Arbor Day? Explore more events throughout this week. 🌳

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