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Tree planting grows sense of community in the North and East neighborhood in Richmond

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin puts the final shovels of dirt on a tree at the corner of 34th and Esmond on Oct. 22, one of 53 new saplings planted in a joint effort by residents and the city for a fall Arbor Day.
One of the four trees adopted by the household at the corner is dedicated to the memory of resident David Cox, 52, was killed Sept. 23 when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he crossed the street in his wheelchair.

Chris Treadway