Spring 2019 Arbor Day/Earth Day Event on Rose Drive

April 29, 2019

Benicia Spring Arbor Day for 2019 was held in conjuction with Earth Day on April 27, 2019.  Nearly 30 volunteers assembled at Community Park to hear welcoming comments from Supervisor Monica Brown and Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.  After receiving planting instructions from staff of the city's Parks and  Community Services Department, volunteers spread out along Rose Drive to plant ten Deodara cedars (Cedar deodaras).  Volunteers also picked up nearly 30 pounds of trash in Community Park. 

The Spring Arbor Day/Earth Day event was funded by the City of Benicia and California Releaf.  The grant Benicia Tree Foundation received from California Releaf this spring also helped fund two pruning clinics held at Joe Henderson Elementary School.  Photos of the Spring Arbor Day/Earth Day event follow.

Steve Morgan

Stephen Morgan,  representing the Solano Resource Conservation District, provides instruction on trash-pickup.

Tree  Planting Instructions

City staff provides instruction to volunteers on tree planting.

 Rose Drive on Spring Arbor Day 2019

Volunteers spread out along Rose Drive, east of Kearney  Street, site of the Arbor Day/Earth Day event.


Sativa and Zachary, stand by their newly planted tree.