BTF News

Pruning Clinic & Tree Care Day

February 29, 2020

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

Benicia Tree Foundation Releases Annual Report for 2019

January 30, 2020

Members of the Benicia Tree Foundation Board of Directors attended the first City Council meeting of 2020 to announce the availability of the Foundation's Annual Report.  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.

December was for Donations

January 5, 2020

Benicia Tree Foundation Received $1,555 in donations last month

Support Benicia Tree Foundation by Shopping at AmazonSmile

December 25, 2019

When you shop at, Amazon donates

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations.  Benicia Tree Foundation is on that list! 

2019 Gold Seal of Transparency Earned by Benicia Tree Foundation

December 2, 2019

See BTF's Non-Profit Profile on Guidestar

Benicia Tree Foundation just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar.  GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. 

December 3rd is Giving Tuesday

November 13, 2019

Use #GiveLocalSolano on Giving Tuesday

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday?  It is a global day of giving, and its a great opportunity to make a difference in your community by donating to the causes you care about.  This year, join us here at the Benicia Tree Foundation as we participate with 28 other non-profit organizations in the local effort called #GiveLocalSolano to raise money for our favorite causes in Solano County on Giving Tuesday.

2nd Saturday Tree Care Day - November 2019

November 9, 2019

The Second Saturday Tree Care Day was held at Joe Henderson Elementary School on November 9.  Twenty-four volunteers gathered together to help prepare 80 trees for the winter.  That means clearing out the tree wells so they get as much rain runoff as possible, and mulching around the trees so that soil moisture is retained and weed growth is suppressed. 

Rebirth of Park Solano

October 19, 2019

On October 19, 2019, an old park in Benicia got a major face lift.  Park Solano, at the corner of Hastings Drive and Solano Drive , was greeted early Saturday morning by 50 eager volunteers and a truck-full of trees!  The City of Benicia had prepared the old park for this big day.

Second Saturday Tree Care Day at Semple

October 12, 2019

The Second Saturday Tree Care Day was held at Robert Semple Elementary School, where students and neighbors helped plant trees around the playfied on the Semple campus back in 2013.  On October 12, volunteers found the trees growing well.  21 trees were mulched.  Mulching helps reduce weeds and retain soil moisture.  A Tree Care Day will be planned this winter to prune, after the deciduous trees loose their leaves.  Below are before/after pictures for one of the Incense cedars that was mulche

Pruning Coast Live Oak Trees at Benicia High

October 11, 2019

Yesterday a group of six volunteers completed pruning of the coast live oaks planted at Benicia High along Military West by the Benicia Tree Foundation in 2012.  Late summer is the best time to prune Coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) because they go dormant at that time to survive California's hot dry season.  Click here for some expert guidance on pruning California oaks prepared by the University of California Cooperative E