BTF News

Second Saturday Tree Care Day in May was a Buffet

May 8, 2021

Volunteers maintained trees at three project sites.

Trees for Park Master Plan Update

May 2, 2021

Benicia Tree Foundation asks City to plant more trees in its open spaces.

Earth Day at Lake Herman Open Space

April 27, 2021

15 volunteers celebrated Earth Day by watering over 100 acorns and tree saplings.

The Benicia Tree Foundation chose the Lake Herman Open Space for this Earth Day event because of our dry winter.  Many seeds for native trees were planted the past two winters and need some help to survive our extended dry season.  Many thanks go to Valero who organized most of the volunteers.

Tree Care Days Return to Benicia High School

April 12, 2021

Since the Pandemic began, Benicia High has been closed to non-school activities, until now.

During the dry months of the pandemic, School District staff has been watering the saplings and young trees.  They did a great job.  Last month, the School District gave permission to the Benicia Tree Foundation to schedule Tree Care Days on school campuses, so we scheduled our Second Saturday Tree Care Day in April for Benicia High. 

Tree Pruning Clinic held at Semple Elementary School

March 14, 2021

Arborists from A-Plus Tree Service trained volunteers in proper tree pruning techniques.

Acorns and Saplings Watered at Lake Herman Open Space

March 4, 2021

Twelve volunteers gave Mother Nature an assist by watering almost 100 tree sites  planted with either acorns or tree saplings.

Benicia Tree Foundation typically waters trees the first two years after planting during the dry season to get them established.  This is the first year when the trees have been watered during the rainy season as well.  It was a beautiful March day.  Some of the seeds planted this winter had already sprouted.

Pruning Clinic & Tree Care Day Scheduled

March 3, 2021

Volunteers are needed to prune and mulch trees planted by students in 2013.

Second Saturday Tree Care Day

Trees Planted at Community Center

February 19, 2021

Two Crepe myrtle "Twilights" and one Chinese Pistache "Red Push" planted.

Seven volunteers attended the Benicia Tree Foundation's Third Thursday Tree Care Day on February 18 at the Benicia Community Center.  The Crepe myrtles were planted by the flag pole and the Red Push was planted in a utility parking area.  The trees were donated by two of our volunteers.

Benicia Library Trees, After the Storm

February 13, 2021

Saturday morning was more windy than wet.

First Event in 2021 at Lake Herman Open Space

January 22, 2021

On January 21st, volunteers water 90 tree locations.

Over the past three winters, the Benicia Tree Foundation has planted native tree seeds (oaks and buckeyes) at 90 locations in the Lake Herman Open Space.   Mother Nature appears to be having a tough time with rainfall this season, so the Benicia Tree Foundation gave her a little help by watering these locations for its initial 3rd Thursday Tree Care Day of the new year.