BTF News

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. 

Bicycle Tree Tour Combines Tree Education & Cycling Fun - Led by Benicia Master Arborist & Bicycle Builder

March 1, 2011

A Tree Tour of Benicia by Bicycle will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2011. Bring your bike and meet Ed Brennan, tour leader, at the corner of 1st and B Streets at 10:00 am sharp.

It's So Easy Being Green

March 1, 2011

By Alison Fleck, Benicia Patch.   Oh boy, are we ever in for nice weather. The sun has come out to play and the flowers are beginning to grace our hillsides.  I feel so lucky to look out on the strait and see the water and green hills every day. The word "paradise" comes to mind frequently.

Click here to read more and see the photos.

Spade to Soil

March 1, 2011

Source: Benicia Herald    VOLUNTEERS — including Larry Lamoreux, above, and Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, bottom (with Steve Goetz) — took advantage of good weather Saturday to prepare the ground at Benicia High School for the planting of 80 trees, the result of a collaboration between the Benicia Unified School District, Benicia Tree Foundation and the California Native Plant Society. Click here to read more and view photos.

Benicia's First Heritage Tree

February 24, 2011

The Benicia Tree Foundation's efforts to establish the first heritage tree in Benicia were recognized on the California ReLeaf web site. Click here to view the article.

Finding New Ways to Get Kids Interested in Trees

November 4, 2010

California ReLeaf

In October, the Benicia Tree Foundation tried something new. They gave away an iPad to get area youth interested in their urban forest. Students in 5th through 12th grade were challenged to correctly identify the most trees species within the City of Benicia.

Parks, Rec and Cemetery Commission Says Tree Should Receive Special Status

February 11, 2011

By Clarisa Morales Roberts -

Benicia is poised to have its first Heritage Tree if City Council approves a Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission recommendation made at their meeting, Wednesday night, February 9 at City Hall.

Contest Lures Kids Into Learning About Trees

September 15, 2010

By JB Davis -

The contest was announced in Benicia High teacher Teresa Finn's Academic Decathalon class and started with a simple quiz.  The questions: What does jpeg stand for?  What are the coordinates of Benicia High School? What binomial nomenclature is included in the botanical name of a tree?