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USGBC Virginia A Tree Grows in Richmond

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TreeLab

622 Forest Lawn Drive

Richmond, Virginia 23227

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A Tree Grows in Richmond

Join USGBC Virginia and the American Society of Landscape Architects (Virginia ASLA) as we celebrate World Landscape Architecture Month at TreeLab. What is TreeLab, you ask? TreeLab is a non-profit operation dedicated to improving our urban environment through the addition of trees and plants. The nursery, located in a previously abandoned 1970s city greenhouse, grows native trees to increase the city’s tree canopy in areas that need it most. In addition to trees, they are propagating historical heirloom plant varieties. Tour the 2,500 sf facility with us and hear about its inception, evolution, and operations, and how TreeLab's efforts relate to sustainability in the City of Richmond.

Learning objectives:

1. Discuss how partnerships can lead to opportunities for sustainable building re-use.

2. Recognize the benefits of an increased tree canopy to the built environment over time.

3. Describe the benefits of native plants and ecological diversity in an urban environment.

4. Identify characteristics of nurseries and plant growing practices that are relevant to sustainable products.

Speakers: Aaron McFarland, TreeLab Manager and Jessica Maffey, Assistant Manager of Operations & TreeLab

4 pm registration

415-5 pm discussion and tour followed by a happy hour at Northside Grill, 1217 Bellevue Ave, Richmond

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Fee: Free for USGBC GVA and VAASLA members and students; $10 for nonmembers

*This course will be approved for 1 General GBCI credit, 1 AIA credit and 1 ASLA/LA credit


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