BTF News

City Council Supports Tree Planting on Freeways

June 3, 2020

Caltrans asked to replace the trees being removed from our freeways

At its June 2nd meeting, the Benicia City Council unanimously approved a resolution requesting that Caltrans plant replacement trees along the freeways and work with the City and local organizations on other tree planting and maintenance projects.

PG&E's Tree Trimming in Benicia

May 31, 2020

PG&E'S Tree Trimming in Benicia

Tree Care Days During COVID-19

May 31, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Benicia Tree Foundation has reviewed the guidance provided by the Solano County Public Health Department to determine how it can safely re-initiate Tree Care Days as the Shelter-at-Home order is relaxed for the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Using this guidance, we will begin recruiting volunteers for our 2nd Saturday and 3rd Thursday Tree Care Days beginning in June.  These Tree Care Days will be held outdoors at one of our project sites and will be conducted according to the following practices:

Update on Trees at Lake Herman Open Space

April 7, 2020

Volunteers worked through this winter to expand the tree planting in the Lake Herman Open Space.  During the course of five Tree Care Days, 44 volunteers planted acorns at 66 new locations.  But that is not all.  These volunteers also weeded and mulched over 70 trees planted earlier in this open space. 

Update on trees at Capitol Heights

March 2, 2020

Volunteers met on at Benicia Housing Authority's Capitol Heights neighborhood for our Third Thursday Tree Care Day in February.  Of the 31 trees planted in 2015, 29 trees are still growing.  Most of the trees are in great shape, but a few are struggling due to limb damage.  The trees were mulched, most all the tree stakes have been removed, and some needed structural pruning as you c

Arbor Day/Earth Day event on April 18th

March 1, 2020

Volunteers are needed to plant and mulch trees, and pick-up trash at Francesca Terrace Park

Arbor Day/Earth DAy

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