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VCU researchers studied tree canopy cover across the city of Richmond as part of the Urban Forestry Collaborative

Taking root: Project to plant trees connects VCU and Carver

November 2, 2018


A project to plant dozens of trees this month in Carver will make the neighborhood a greener and more walkable community, while offsetting the carbon footprint of Virginia Commonwealth University as the trees grow.

The Carver Tree Project, the pilot project of the Urban Forestry Collaborative, has brought together resources from VCU, nonprofits and state agencies to plant and maintain 75 trees in the neighborhood, located just north of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. VCU will be the first university in Virginia, and one of the first in the nation, to claim carbon offset credits for the new trees under a peer-reviewed program developed at Duke University.

Read the VCU News article, "Taking root: Project to plant trees connects VCU and Carver."

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