Trees in the News

Oak may become Benicia’s first ‘Heritage Tree’

February 11, 2011

By Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff Reporter

- The Benicia Herald

A decades-old coastal oak in City Park may become Benicia’s first “Heritage Tree,” Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission Chairman Nancy Cockerham said Thursday.

The Tree Committee, a commission subcommittee, will hear a report on the tree’s nomination Monday.

Parks and Rec Commission Will Consider Heritage Tree

February 9, 2011

By JB Davis - Benicia.Patch.com     

The city's Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission is poised to recommend granting Heritage Tree status to a coastal live oak in the southwest quadrant of City Park.

Committee takes conservative route with city tree fund

February 16, 2011

By Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff Reporter

- The Benicia Herald

Benicia Tree Committee agreed Monday night with its staff adviser that the city’s tree fund should be spent cautiously.

“We’re in a budget crisis,” Mario Giuliani of the office of the director of Parks and Community Services told the panel.

Let’s get arboreal: City planning Arbor Day tours, demos

October 15, 2010

By Donna Beth Weilenman
Staff Reporter

- The Benicia Herald

Benicians will celebrate their trees Saturday with Arbor Day music, tours, climbing and planting demonstrations, as well as the awarding of a prize in the Great Benicia Tree Challenge.