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January 24, 2013

Trees for Virginia Project Continues

Virginians for generations to come will have John H. Tate Jr. to thank for that bit of shade they’ll be enjoying on those hot summer days.

Tate started the “Trees for Virginia” project in 2011 when he was chair of the Senior Lawyers Conference. The project is a cooperative effort by the conference and the Virginia Department of Forestry to solicit members of the Virginia State Bar, and others, to fund tree plantings.

The first year, the project delivered 2,600 trees to locations across the state. Last year that number jumped to 7,200, with trees planted from Danville, to Glade Spring, to Northumberland County, to more than thirty other locations.

Though John Tate died in December, his “Trees for Virginia” legacy lives on. The conference is again soliciting donations so that it can deliver a crop of trees this year. To donate, make checks payable to “Trees for Virginia” and mail to:

John M. Oakey Jr., Esquire
McGuire Woods, LLP
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA  23219-4030

The conference also will plant a John Tate Tree in his hometown of Marion. Details on when that ceremony will take place are being developed.

Updated: Jan 24, 2013