On Arbor Day, Friday, April 26, 2013, Mosquito Squad, its two local franchises and its national Richmond headquarters staff, will be in Union Hill planting trees as part of their Arbor Day national day of service. They’re helping restore the urban tree canopy in city neighborhoods devoid of trees.
City of Richmond Department of Public Works has been restoring sidewalks in the physical heart of Union Hill, formerly blighted areas on Cedar Street, O Street, North 23rd Street, and North 24th Street. The City has left great tree wells for us to fill to make the new sidewalks comfortable, safe, and attractive. The improved sidewalks and trees will connect new businesses with our neighborhood and Church Hill House.
Friends and neighbors are welcome to help. Mosquito Squad has volunteers, tree gators, and Tree Stewards lined up. The City is supposed to be delivering mulch as well. We can’t thank Mosquito Squad and the City enough for their investment in our neighborhood! Meet Friday, April 26th at the corner of N. 23rd and O Streets at 8:00 a.m., or join in as you can! Volunteers are welcome. Don’t forget your gardening gloves.