On January 21st, volunteers water 90 tree locations. Over the past three winters, the Benicia Tree Foundation has planted native tree seeds (oaks and buckeyes) at 90 locations in the Lake Herman Open Space. Mother Nature appears to be having a tough time with rainfall this season, so the Benicia Tree Foundation gave her a […]
Members of the Benicia Tree Foundation Board of Directors announced the availability of the Foundation’s Annual Report at the January 5th City Council meeting. This report describes our accomplishments this past year and our goals for 2020.
On December 12th, 19 sites were planted on a south facing hillside north of the reservoir’s spillway. This is the third planting day this fall at the Lake Herman Open Space project site, and the first one involving the California Native Plant Society. The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter represents the Society members residing in Solano County. […]
Why plant trees on school campuses? There is a growing body of local, national, and international research showing that the lack of access to healthy, natural environments is associated with childhood asthma, obesity, and diabetes. “Nature Deficit Syndrome” is a term used to describe the fact that children are spending less time outdoors, resulting in […]
The mission of Benicia Community Gardens is to encourage and enable local citizens to establish and care for gardens throughout the city that provide ongoing sources of healthful food, fellowship, beauty and discovery. Contact Sustainable Solano for more information on Benicia Community Gardens. Whether you garden at home or not, have only two hours to spend or […]
New Trees to Reduce Cooling Costs and Water Use July, 2014 Three Ginkgo Biloba trees were planted at the Benicia Veteran’s Hall to provide shade to the building’s western wall. Previously exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day, this wall includes windows to a frequently used meeting space, creating a hefty expense in […]
Matthew Turner was the fifth campus of the Benicia Unified School District to host a Benicia Tree Foundation project. In March, 2014, volunteers from throughout the community helped to plant 50 new trees around the perimeter of the playground and in the front parking lot. The trees planted included Incense Cedar, Chinese Pistache, Coast Live […]
March, 2014 Students, parents, faculty and community members joined forces to plant 32 new trees at Benicia Middle School. Trees planted include Coast Live Oak, Canary Island Pine, Chinese Pistache, Red Maple and Incense Cedar. This event saw a record turnout of more than 100 volunteers over the course of the day!
March, 2014 Students from Liberty High and Benicia Community Day School planted Chinese Pistache and Coast Live Oak trees at the former Mills Playground site during California’s Arbor Week. The trees will provide shade to the area as well as reducing greenhouse gases through carbon sequestration. Tree Planting Projects Benicia Veteran’s Hall [Edit] Matthew Turner […]