The Mission of the Benicia Tree Foundation is to strengthen community by promoting and supporting tree planting, maintenance, and education.
The Benicia Tree Foundation incorporated in 2009. Now, our Board is currently in active stage of growth and seeking new members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Benicia Tree Foundation is working to provide the community resources to help improve and manage trees on private land. City government is limited to improving and managing public lands but, obviously, that leaves many areas of the community without resources to address tree concerns.
The Benicia Tree Foundation will fill the gaps in public information and seek resources to fulfill our mission.
Some public property, such as schools, are not supported by the City Government (at least in regard to trees), so we have forged a partnership with the Benicia Unified School District in response to this need.
We are in alignment with a national movement to identify best practices (BMPs) for planting and maintaining urban trees, and promote the idea of "Right Tree, Right Place." Nationally, research shows that trees are are a good investment for property owners and for municipalities. "The planting and care of community trees represents wise investments in what is perhaps the only part of a city’s infrastructure that actually increases in value and contribution over time." (Arbor Day Foundation)
The core of our *strategy is to build upon the efforts of everyday people who want to do extraordinary things. We call these people "Benicia Tree-Keepers" and have created a special program to support tree-planting and community building efforts. Please join with your neighbors and community members in this history making effort! Youth in Benicia have a special role and focus for our work.
Please consider involving your whole family!
A list of accomplishments and progress toward achieving goals in our strategic plan is available by clicking here.
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