BTF News

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? 

City of Benicia – Developing and Implementing a Tree Program

November 1, 2010

In 2008, after a multi-year public process, the City of Benicia started its new tree program with the adoption of an updated tree ordinance. The goals of the program include completing an inventory of City trees, increased tree planting, adoption of a modern tree management plan that specifies proper maintenance practices, public education, public/private partnerships, and the development of a tree master plan.

Benicia Tree Report

September 5, 2010

City staff is pleased to present the Tree Report to the City Council for adoption on September 15, 2009. The Tree Report chronicles the history, actions and recommendations of community members, City staff, and arboriculture professionals charged with the task of developing Benicia’s tree program. You can download a copy of the Tree Report here.