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80 Trees planted at Robert Semple Elementary School

March 31, 2013

Benicia Tree Foundation, in partnership with BUSD and the Semple Parent-Teacher Group has successfully planted 80 trees at Robert Semple Elementary School as part of our Urban Forestry Initiative. Supported by a generous grant from California ReLeaf, BTF volunteers along with parents, teachers and students joined together over a series of volunteer work days planting trees at the Semple campus that will benefit Benicia students for generations to come!

Tree Planting posted for February 2, 2013.


Volunteers plant a redwood tree.


Semple students by their newly planted tree.
City Councilmember Elizabeth Patterson checks to see if the tree is planted straight.


Girls Scouts from Semple School participated in the tree planting.


Newly planted trees at Semple School.


Volunteers at the Semple tree planting gather for a group shot.

The Benicia Tree Foundation has organized Tree Care Days to check on how the trees are growing.  About 90% of the trees have become established, living on rainfall alone.  Many have grown large enough to require some pruning.  In 2023, a Boy Scout installed a sign commemorating the tree planting at Semple School as part of his Eagle Scout project.