Wood from trees cut down at Redskins training camp to be donated to needy

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jan 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-29 19:14:24-05

A bunch of trees were cut down earlier this month at the Redskins new training camp site in Richmond.

The city is admitting it was a mistake and is donating all of the trees to people who need firewood.

Richmond city leaders are trying to make the best of a situation that uprooted anger in many city residents.

It's been a few weeks since those feelings surfaced with the sight and sounds of an urban forest in Richmond being mistakenly plowed over.

The city quickly said they'd replant the lost trees and then some, but what about the trees that were bulldozed?

The new plan is to give the trees removed from the new Redskins training site to a volunteer group called Project Warm or the Wood Association of Richmond Metro. Their mission is to deliver free firewood to people who most need it to heat their homes.

City leaders say the idea to give the trees away gives them a chance to grow from their recent setback.