BTF News

Benicia sets goal of planting 1,000 trees by end of 2012

June 13, 2011

By Tony Burchyns, Times-Herald

BENICIA -- An effort is taking root to plant 1,000 trees by the end of next year.

"Never has such an attempt been made to so substantially increase the forest canopy in Benicia," said Wolfram Alderson, executive director of the nonprofit Benicia Tree Foundation.

The initiative is being led by local residents calling themselves the "Tree-Keepers." They're working with the foundation to focus on tree planting, maintenance and education.

Foundation sets leafy goal for 2012

June 9, 2011

By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff Reporter for the Benicia Herald

The Benicia Tree Foundation aims to plant 1,000 trees in Benicia by the end of 2012, said Wolfram Alderson, executive director.

“We’re just getting started,” Alderson said of the project to increase what he called Benicia’s urban forest. “We’re close to 10 percent of the goal.”

The initiative is being supported by residents called Tree-Keepers, who work with the tree foundation to encourage planting, maintenance and education.

Benicia Celebrates Heritage Tree

May 22, 2011

A group of tree-minded citizens helped celebrate Benicia's first Heritage Tree.

By JB Davis

Benicia roots for big turnout for heritage tree photo Saturday

May 22, 2011

BENICIA -- Say trees!

Err, "cheese."

Tree advocates are snapping a picture of the city's first heritage tree on Saturday, and residents are invited to crowd into the shot, the Benicia Tree Foundation says.

"Honoring this tree and recording the moment will take no more time than posting your status on Facebook, but carry far more social meaning," foundation director Wolfram Alderson said.

Anyone who would like to live on in the annals of Benicia's arboreal history is asked to show up at 9 a.m. at City Park at Military West and First Street.

Ceremony planned for city's 1st Heritage Tree

May 18, 2011

For a few minutes Saturday morning, cameras will be trained on a large and stately oak tree in downtown Benicia.

Tree Planting at Benicia High Brings Healing to a Community

April 24, 2011

By Jeanne Steinman, Benicia Magazine.

Tree Planting at High School

April 21, 2011

By David Ryan Palmer, Assistant Editor

Tree lovers, a heads-up: Saturday is your chance to help plant 80 trees on the Benicia High School campus, and help out the environment a whole bunch by doing so.

The Benicia Tree Foundation, headed by Wolfram Alderson, will plant California live oak, incense cedar and Theodore cedar at the corner of Military West and Denfield Avenue, near the base of the Benicia High athletic fields and the entrance to Mary Farmar Elementary School.

First Heritage Tree Approved by Benicia’s City Council

March 20, 2011

Benicia’s Leadership in Urban Forestry Stands Tall as a Tree

It Is Easy Being Green: Join Tour

March 2, 2011

It seems like everyone wants to lead a "greener" lifestyle these days, except those in denial about global warming.  Riding a bike is a green form of exercise, since you are not consuming power from the electrical grid, or burning fossil fuels. Compared with some forms of recreation, it is downright energy efficient.  Walking or running are also low-emission activities, but think of golf, with its huge burden of turf maintenance, or off-road motor sports with their carbon emissions.