Richmond High School Urban Forestry

November 21, 2016

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For the last couple meetings, the Skyline Interns have practiced their data collection skills by creating an inventory of the trees on their school campus.

The students measured the diameter of trees, recording the GPS coordinates, identified the species, and took a picture of the tree. This data can be used to track the number, growth rate, and health of trees in an specified area. It...

November 21, 2016

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On Sunday November 13th, The Richmond High School Urban Forestry Interns planted 14 trees on the upper banks above the Pinole Creek.

“We planted those trees there because it helps the creek, and helps prevent run off when it rains.” – Kevin Hernandez

The students planted Canary Island pines (Pinus canariensis), Blue Oaks (Quercus douglasii) Cork Oaks (Quercus suber), and Valley Oaks (Quercus Lobata).  The...

October 26, 2016

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SLZ High is so fortunate to have one of the best native plant gardens in the Bay Area! Interns kicked off their Urban Forestry meeting with a beautiful tour of the garden from the tree man himself, Mr. Fishman. Interns learned about how this 1 acre garden use to be lap pools not that long ago! Mr. Fishman told a whole bunch of...

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...