Richmond, VA—A Church Hill neighborhood got a makeover Sunday, with neighbors and organizations pitching in to plant over 100 trees and shrubs.
"It's good for the community, it'll really sprout up, help us grow," said Church Hill resident George Patterson.
Representative from the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association worked hard to bring new life to a block on 33rd Street in Richmond. In total, they planted 135 shrubs and oak trees.
Jim Hassold of the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscaping Association says the trees are expected to bloom fully by April.
"They have a little flower that comes to it in the spring, that have berries that come to it in the fall."
He added that the trees should reach great heights.
"The oak trees are going to get large, they're going to get at least 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide."
The newly-planted trees will also help out the community when it rains.
"There's retention pond on the other side we're planting with more native plants to help with that storm water runoff as it goes through the system," said Jim.
For George Patterson, the plants are bringing more than just nice scenery: he says they will bring life to his little corner of Richmond.
"We'll get some kids out there playing and climbing trees and all of that good stuff, give us some shade in the summer…it's going to be great."
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