The Urban Forestry Collaborative represents unique organizations with a common purpose- to protect and enhance the urban tree canopy in Richmond, Virginia. Our pilot program, the Carver Tree Project, aims to understand the ecosystem services provided by trees in the Carver neighborhood and increase tree canopy cover in the neighborhood.
Richmond's urban forest and the trees in it provide many benefits to people and the environment. These benefits include shade on hot days, stormwater management, air pollution abatement, oxygen production, and habitat for urban wildlife. The more trees we have in Richmond and the better they are maintained, the healthier Richmond's urban forest becomes and the more benefits we get to enjoy.