In 2014, California State Parks agreed to work with the Benicia Tree Foundation to develop a tree planting project for the Benicia State Recreation Area. The project had to adhere to the BSRA General Plan, which called for preservation of the park's open character and views. California State Parks also has a Genetic Integrity Policy which requires all plant materials to be native to the general vicinity where the park is located. Volunteers collected seeds from Buckeye (Aesculus californica) and Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) trees along Lopes Road and got the seeds started that winter. 22 saplings were planted in the fall of 2015.