The Benicia Tree Foundation has obtained permit from Caltrans to plant trees at a major freeway interchange in Benicia.
27 native trees will be planted at the Columbus Parkway eastbound offramp from I-780 in honor of Earth Day 2022. Volunteers age 16 and over are needed for this event scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 9am to Noon.
Caltrans safety procedures will be followed. Volunteers must where closed-toe shoes, long pants, gloves, hard hats and safety vests (we provide the hard hats and safety vests). Advance registration is required so we can ensure we have enough tools and equipment, and so you can receive a brief safety video and instructions of accessing the site. Rain will cancel this event. Click here to register.
This native tree planting project is supported by the Willis Linn Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, which represents members of the Society residing in Solano County. The Jepson Chapter has a native plant nursery in Vallejo and will be donating some of the trees to be planted for this project. This is the second project the Jepson Chapter has supported in Benicia as part of its Re-Oak Solano County project.
The permit for this project was obtained through the Caltrans Adopt a Highway program. This is the second tree planting project the Benicia Tree Foundation has sponsored on Benicia’s freeways. The first project was at the Military West westbound offramp from I-780. If you are interested in supporting these freeway tree planting projects, contact the Benicia Tree Foundation.