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December 2, 2019 - BTF News
See BTF's Non-Profit Profile on GuidestarBenicia Tree Foundation just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by...

November 13, 2019 - BTF News
Use #GiveLocalSolano on Giving TuesdayHave you heard of Giving Tuesday?  It is a global day of...

November 9, 2019 - Trees in the News
Ginkgo, the Survivor - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

November 9, 2019 - BTF News
The Second Saturday Tree Care Day was held at Joe Henderson Elementary School on November 9. ...

November 2, 2019 - Trees in the News
Schinus molle - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

November 2, 2019 - Trees in the News
Oak Tree Beauties - Under the Solano Sun, by UC Master Gardeners of Solano County

October 25, 2019 - Trees in the News
Great Walls of Trees to Hold Back Desert by Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC NewsIt...

October 19, 2019 - BTF News
On October 19, 2019, an old park in Benicia got a major face lift.  Park Solano, at the corner...

October 12, 2019 - BTF News
The Second Saturday Tree Care Day was held at Robert Semple Elementary School, where students and...

October 11, 2019 - BTF News
Yesterday a group of six volunteers completed pruning of the coast live oaks planted at Benicia...

October 3, 2019 - BTF News
Plans are proceeding with the Park Solano tree planting project.  Volunteers are requested to...

September 20, 2019 - Trees in the News
Potential for Trees to Slow Global Warming in the Future  by American Society of Landscape...

September 14, 2019 - BTF News
Six volunteers helped out at Benicia High School for Benicia Tree Foundation's 2nd Saturday Tree...

September 10, 2019 - Trees in the News
News on the Health Benefits of Trees - By Strong TownsWe’ve been saying it for years: the highest-...

September 6, 2019 - BTF News
Save the Date, Saturday, October 19, for a tree planting project at Park Solano, a two-acre...

September 3, 2019 - BTF News
The schedule for Tree Care Days slows down in the summer for the Benicia Tree Foundation. ...

August 20, 2019 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation offers the Benicia Tree Keeper Program to Benicia property owners...

July 4, 2019 - Trees in the News
Researchers Map Out Available Land for Trees Worldwide by Australian Broadcasting Corporation...

May 1, 2019 - Trees in the News
Reflections on Water - People and  Trees

April 29, 2019 - BTF News
Benicia Spring Arbor Day for 2019 was held in conjuction with Earth Day on April 27, 2019. ...

April 16, 2019 - Trees in the News
Pacific Gas & Electric has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to offer free trees to...

April 10, 2019 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation sponsored Tree Care Days at Joe Henderson Elementary School on March 30 and...

March 25, 2019 - BTF News
Our Third Thursday Tree Care Day in March included two project sites.  Volunteers from Valero'...

March 25, 2019 - BTF News
 

February 2, 2019 - Trees in the News
Professors from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Program offers the...

January 30, 2019 - BTF News
As a Tree City USA, the City of Benicia has set April 27th as the date for the City's official...

January 5, 2019 - BTF News
Members of the Benicia Tree Foundation Board of Directors attended the first City Council meeting...

December 9, 2018 - BTF News
Benicia's Joe Henderson, Matthew Turner and Mary Farmar elementary schools held Fall Arbor Day tree...

October 20, 2018 - BTF News
Second Saturday Tree Care Day event was held at the Liberty High School project site on October...

October 20, 2018 - Trees in the News
The Solano County Master Gardener's website, Under the Solano Sun, has a review of the book, The...

September 13, 2018 - BTF News
Twelve volunteers attend our first tree care day event of the new school year at Benicia High...

August 10, 2018 - BTF News
If young trees are "trained" or pruned to promote good structure, they will likely remain...

July 19, 2018 - BTF News
Fourteen volunteers joined Benicia Tree Foundation board members Alison Fleck and Steven Goetz for...

July 15, 2018 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation's Second Saturday Tree Care Day in July was held at the Benicia State...

June 4, 2018 - BTF News
 

May 7, 2018 - BTF News
 Valero Benicia Refinery's Local Charitable Giving Program targeted the Benicia Tree...

April 15, 2018 - BTF News
 On most second Saturdays of the month, the Benicia Tree Foundation sponsors Tree Care Days...

March 8, 2018 - BTF News
  

February 25, 2018 - BTF News
 Ten volunteers responded to our Second Saturday Tree Care Day at Benicia Tree Foundation's...

January 19, 2018 - BTF News
Last month the Benicia Tree Foundation received a grant from the Rose Foundation for Communities...

January 19, 2018 - BTF News
The first 3rd Thursday in 2018 was celebrated at Benicia Tree Foundation's Lake Herman Open Space...

January 7, 2018 - BTF News
The Second Saturday and Third Thursday Tree Care Days for the first six months of 2018 have been...

December 25, 2017 - BTF News
Preparing the Tree Care Days schedule for 2018 required site visits to assess conditions at the...

December 22, 2017 - BTF News
We are visiting our project sites over the next week to assess their maintenance needs for the...

December 9, 2017 - BTF News
Our Second Saturday Tree Care Day on December 9th was at Benicia State Recreation Area.  This...

November 11, 2017 - BTF News
Our Second Saturday Tree Care Day on November 11 was at Benicia Middle School.  Volunteers...

October 17, 2017 - BTF News
At our Third Thursday Tree Maintenance Day in August, we were at the Lake Herman Open Space project...

September 30, 2017 - BTF News
 

September 9, 2017 - BTF News
Our Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Day on the morning of September 9th at Benicia High was well...

August 2, 2017 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation's first project involved planting 80 trees at Benicia High along Military...

April 29, 2017 - BTF News
On April 29, a group of Benicia High Students, Cub Scouts, and other Benicia residents, with the...

February 12, 2017 - BTF News
Twenty Volunteers at Mathew Turner Project SiteThe sun shined brightly on February 11, which...

January 10, 2017 - BTF News
he Benicia Tree Foundation has scheduled Volunteer Tree Care Days for the Second Saturday and Third...

January 6, 2017 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation has scheduled Volunteer Tree Care Days for the Second Saturday and...

May 19, 2016 - BTF News
Our Third Thursday Volunteer Day in May at the Lake Herman Open Space project site was well...

March 2, 2016 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation has scheduled Volunteer Tree Care Days for the Second Saturday and...

December 5, 2015 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation sponsored a tree planting event at Benicia State Recreation Area on...

November 19, 2015 - BTF News
 

November 14, 2015 - BTF News
Benicia High School students worked with Benicia Unified School District staff to plant 20 coast...

November 13, 2015 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation and the Benicia Housing Authority jointly sponsored a tree planting project...

October 17, 2015 - BTF News
 

July 30, 2015 - BTF News
Save Our Water And Our Trees! Campaign Offers Tips to Help Trees Thrive  

June 2, 2015 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation is proud to announce that we have planted 479 new trees to develop Benicia'...

January 30, 2015 -
Join BTF and Ech2o students in planting dozens of young trees around the upper parking lot at BHS!...

October 11, 2014 -
Thank you for supporting the annual Arbor Day Festival in Benicia City Park! Click here to see...

September 28, 2014 - BTF News
Join us the morning of Sunday, September 28th to  maintain the trees at Benicia High School!...

September 21, 2014 - BTF News
Join us the morning of Sunday, September 21st to water and maintain the trees at Robert Semple...

August 24, 2014 - BTF News
Join us the morning of Sunday, August 24th to water and maintain the trees at Joe Henderson School...

August 16, 2014 - BTF News
BTF is seeking volunteers to help water and maintain trees at various locations in Benicia....

March 8, 2014 - BTF News
Join us the morning of Saturday, March 8th to plant trees and create an urban forest at Benicia...

February 1, 2014 -
Please join Benicia's team of volunteer tree stewards this Saturday from 9 AM to 12 Noon and help...

August 10, 2013 - BTF News
Join us the morning of Saturday, August 10th to help with weeding, pruning and staking our growing...

June 22, 2013 - BTF News
Join us the morning of Saturday, June 22nd to help with weeding, pruning and staking our two year...

April 27, 2013 - BTF News
This workshop will be held at Henderson Elementary School, 650 Hastings Drive, Benicia from 9AM to...

March 31, 2013 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation, in partnership with BUSD and the Semple Parent-Teacher Group has...

October 20, 2012 - BTF News
The 2012 Annual Tree Challenge Winners were announced at the Third Annual Arbor Day Celebration....

May 31, 2012 - Trees in the News
Before the gold rush in 1850, Benicia’s hills and flats made for a rather barren landscape. In 1855...

May 1, 2012 -
2012 Annual Green Waste Clean-up The Benicia Fire Department and Allied Waste Disposal, Inc. are...

April 24, 2012 - Trees in the News
City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far better than its country...

April 12, 2012 - Trees in the News
TREES are on the front lines of our changing climate. And when the oldest trees in the world...

April 9, 2012 - Trees in the News
Every tree in urban Tennessee provides an estimated $2.25 worth of measurable economic benefits...

February 17, 2012 - BTF News
Seventy-five kindergarten students at Joe Henderson Elementary School planted twenty-two trees on...

February 16, 2012 -
Joe Henderson Elementary Students Flex Their Environmental Muscles

January 26, 2012 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation (BTF) has partnered with the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) to...

January 26, 2012 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation (BTF) has partnered with the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) to...

January 13, 2012 - BTF News
One more tree will be added to Benicia High School’s landscape, and 80 others that were planted...

January 12, 2012 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation (BTF) has partnered with the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) to...

October 19, 2011 - BTF News
Times-Herald staff report BENICIA -- Two local eighth graders won iPads in an art contest at...

October 19, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff ReporterSome Benicia Girl Scouts are hoping residents with...

October 13, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Tony Burchyns / Times-Herald

October 11, 2011 - Trees in the News
Benicia Arbor Week includes Tree City ceremony, study of inventory, master planBy Donna Beth...

October 4, 2011 - Trees in the News
WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to theNebraska Board of Agriculture that a special...

October 1, 2011 - BTF News
“Our Community, Our Trees” Will Be Biggest EverThe list of twenty-two participants in Benicia’s...

October 1, 2011 - BTF News
Benicia Tree Foundation held a tree planting in the Community Park on Thursday, October 13th, with...

September 27, 2011 - Trees in the News
Dear Editor:No tree lover likes to see trees cut down. Unfortunately, in many urban environments,...

September 27, 2011 - Trees in the News
NO TREE LOVER likes to see trees cut down. Unfortunately, in many urban environments, trees often...

September 7, 2011 -
BENICIA -- Students here have a shot at winning an iPad in two tree-related contests tied to the...

August 9, 2011 - Trees in the News
Shade does more than protect children's skin. A growing number of advocates say it also may help...

July 17, 2011 -
BENICIA NEWS RELEASE : BENICIA NEWS RELEASE : BENICIA NEWS RELEASE...

June 22, 2011 - BTF News
BENICIA -- Volunteers are being sought to support a major tree-planting effort at Benicia High...

June 13, 2011 - BTF News
By Tony Burchyns, Times-HeraldBENICIA -- An effort is taking root to plant 1,000 trees by the end...

June 9, 2011 - BTF News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff Reporter for the Benicia HeraldThe Benicia Tree Foundation...

May 29, 2011 - Trees in the News
"People have an intuitive sense that trees are good things," Geoffrey Donovan said. "Being a...

May 29, 2011 - Trees in the News
Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes is the largest public housing development in the world. The Robert...

May 22, 2011 - BTF News
BENICIA -- Say trees!Err, "cheese."Tree advocates are snapping a picture of the city's first...

May 22, 2011 - BTF News
A group of tree-minded citizens helped celebrate Benicia's first Heritage Tree. By JB Davis

May 18, 2011 - BTF News
For a few minutes Saturday morning, cameras will be trained on a large and stately oak tree in...

April 27, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff Reporter, Benicia HeraldLast month, vandals chopped through...

April 24, 2011 - BTF News
By Jeanne Steinman, Benicia Magazine.

April 21, 2011 - BTF News
By David Ryan Palmer, Assistant EditorTree lovers, a heads-up: Saturday is your chance to help...

April 20, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff Reporter for the Benicia HeraldBenicia has been recognized as a...

April 12, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff ReporterThe reward for information leading to the...

March 29, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Judith DonaldsonEVEN THE RAIN DOESN’T DEPRESS ME me here in Benicia. I lived most of my life in...

March 20, 2011 - BTF News
Benicia’s Leadership in Urban Forestry Stands Tall as a Tree

March 18, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Benicia Herald Staff ReporterA day after 18 of 20 newly planted tulip...

March 17, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff ReporterBenicia is offering a $500 reward for information...

March 16, 2011 - Trees in the News
In an effort to apprehend those responsible for the egregious and willful destruction of 18 tulip...

March 15, 2011 - Trees in the News
EIGHTEEN CITY-OWNED tulip trees along Chelsea Hills and Panorama drives were destroyed over the...

March 13, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Tony Burchyns/Times-HeraldBENICIA -- Elected officials are set to name the city's first "...

March 6, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman Staff Reporter for the Benicia HeraldThe International Society of...

March 2, 2011 - BTF News
It seems like everyone wants to lead a "greener" lifestyle these days, except those in denial about...

March 1, 2011 - BTF News
Source: Benicia Herald    VOLUNTEERS — including Larry Lamoreux, above, and Benicia...

March 1, 2011 - BTF News
By Alison Fleck, Benicia Patch.   Oh boy, are we ever in for nice weather. The sun has...

March 1, 2011 - BTF News
A Tree Tour of Benicia by Bicycle will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2011. Bring your bike and meet...

February 24, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman, Staff Reporter, The Benicia Herald        ...

February 24, 2011 - BTF News
The Benicia Tree Foundation's efforts to establish the first heritage tree in Benicia were...

February 22, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Tony Burchyns, Times HeraldBENICIA -- Five summers ago the removal of trees from Benicia High...

February 21, 2011 - Trees in the News
By JB Davis, The Benicia Patch      

February 16, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman Staff Reporter- The Benicia Herald Benicia Tree Committee agreed Monday...

February 11, 2011 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman Staff Reporter - The Benicia HeraldA decades-old coastal oak in City Park...

February 11, 2011 - BTF News
By Clarisa Morales Roberts - Benicia.Patch.comBenicia is poised to have its first Heritage Tree if...

February 9, 2011 - Trees in the News
By JB Davis - Benicia.Patch.com      The city's Parks, Recreation and...

December 20, 2010 - Trees in the News
By Ed Brennan, Benicia Patch.    Benicia oversees the well-being of 4,320 trees, 43...

November 4, 2010 - BTF News
California ReLeafIn October, the Benicia Tree Foundation tried something new. They gave away an...

November 1, 2010 - BTF News
In 2008, after a multi-year public process, the City of Benicia started its new tree program with...

November 1, 2010 - Trees in the News
PORTLAND, Ore. November 1, 2010. Along with energy conservation and storm-water...

October 21, 2010 - Trees in the News
Some common and dangerous air pollutants found in cities can be absorbed by plants at far greater...

October 15, 2010 - Trees in the News
By Donna Beth Weilenman Staff Reporter - The Benicia Herald Benicians will celebrate their trees...

October 1, 2010 - Trees in the News
October offers Benicians a chance to participate in two spirited events with important ecological...

September 15, 2010 - BTF News
By JB Davis - Benicia.Patch.comThe contest was announced in Benicia High teacher Teresa Finn's...

September 5, 2010 - BTF News
City staff is pleased to present the Tree Report to the City Council for adoption on September 15...