It takes a forest

“It takes a village to raise a child” is a well-known adage suggesting that who we become as people is heavily influenced by our human environment.

But for real quality of life don’t we also need clean air, clean water, shade from the sun, a relationship with wildlife, and places for recreation? If so, a  more complete statement might read, “It takes a village and a forest to raise a child.

There are plenty of resources available to help you know and appreciate the art, culture, food, history, architecture and people that make up the “village” of RVA.  But what about the forest?

With the Urban Forestdweller site, Truetimber Arborists is taking on the mission of helping you get to know and appreciate the trees that makeup Richmond’s magnificent urban forest.  

  • Here you are introduced to remarkable trees or groups of trees in our area and shown how to visit them
  • You find tips and advice about caring for the trees in your own little piece of the forest
  • We share with you tree news from around the world, we review books about trees, share tree obituaries, and introduce you to the men and women who make a career of caring for the urban forest.

So let’s explore our forest together.  In Richmond, thanks to our wonderful urban forest and the mighty James running through it,

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” — Gary Snyder