BTF News

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.

Benicia Tree Foundation Releases Annual Report for 2020

January 19, 2021

Members of the Benicia Tree Foundation Board of Directors announced the availability of the Foundation's Annual Report at the January 5th City Council meeting.  This report describes our accomplishments this past year and our goals for 2020.  You can view the file by clicking on the attachment below this photograph.

Woodlands Expand at Lake Herman Open Space

December 14, 2020

On December 12th, 19 sites were planted on a south facing hillside north of the reservoir’s spillway.

Benicia's Urban Forest Grows on Rose Drive

November 16, 2020

15 trees planted between Jack London Park and Turner Elementary

Benicia’s urban forest grew by 15 trees planted along Rose Drive on November 14th by volunteers from Benicia High School Key Club and Travis Air Force Base 60th Communications Squadron.

The volunteers gathered at Jack London Park where they received a safety briefing by Steven Goetz, member of the Benicia Tree Foundation Board of Directors which sponsored the event.  They were then greeted by Mayor-Elect Steve Young, who thanked the volunteers for their service to the community.

Trees Return to the Freeway

November 8, 2020

Trees Return to the Freeway

After years of tree removals from I-780 by Caltrans, a group of 17 volunteers planted 22 trees at the interior loop of the Military West westbound off-ramp on November 7th.  Volunteers included Benicia youth, such as members of the Benicia High School Key Club and Boy Scout Troop 007, working and retired Benicians, and a resident of American Canyon.