Benicia Tree Foundation held a tree planting in the Community Park on Thursday, October 13th, with the very motivated Cub Scout Pack 108 taking the lead. Pack leader Jeff Conner was there with Gretchen Burgess and many other Cub Scout Parents to support and witness the scouts plant a 24” box Strawberry (Arbutus) Tree near the playground area adjacent to the “Giant Slide.” The Benicia Tree Foundation and Pack 108 are donating the funds to plant the tree and will be recognized with a permanent plaque at the site. The spot was previously bare and had left parents to supervise their children on the slide without shade from the sun.
For their efforts, the scouts all earned the newly created Tree-Keeper Patch, provided by the Benicia Tree Foundation (sample image attached). Theron Jones, Parks Maintenance Supervisor and Certified Arborist with the City of Benicia, was on hand to teach and guide the boys on the technical aspects of planting a tree.
“The Benicia Tree Foundation is proud to sponsor and support Pack 108 in their efforts to make Benicia a greener place by planting a tree in one of Benicia’s most treasured parks. The participating scouts in Pack 108 earned their Tree-Keeper Badges through hard work and paying close attention to Theron Jones, a Certified Arborist,” remarks Wolfram Alderson.
Photos of the event can be viewed here.
Read the entire article here in the Benicia Magazine.