Tree Planting Projects
Benicia Tree Foundation has planted 1003 new trees in Benicia as of October 8, 2022.
Click on a project name below to learn more about our local urban forests!
Trees for Benicia’s Freeways
In 2020, Benicia Tree Foundation co-sponsored its first tree planting on I-780 with the volunteer organization, In Support of Mother Earth, after many years of seeing trees removed from Benicia’s freeways by Caltrans This project was located at the Military West westbound offamp from I-780 (Exit 3B) and was made possible through the Caltrans Adopt-a-Highway […]
Native Trees Planted in Lake Herman Open Space
This is one of the drainage washes in the Lake Herman Open Space that was part of the pilot native tree planting project launched in 2014. In 2014, the Benicia Tree Foundation approached the City of Benicia about implementing a recommendation of the 1997 Parks Master Plan to plant native trees in drainage washes of […]
Benicia Housing Authority Hosts Tree Planting Project
Benicia Tree Foundation and the Benicia Housing Authority jointly sponsored a tree planting project at the Capitol Heights development. 32 shade trees were planted along Riverhill Drive and Bayview Circle. Members of the nearby Heritage Presbyterian Church and residents volunteered to help plant the trees, with the assistance of maintenance staff from the Benicia Housing […]
Benicia State Recreation Area Project
On October 17, the Benicia Tree Foundation led a tree planting project at Benicia State Recreation Area (BSRA) as part of the annual Benicia Arbor Day event. California State Parks hosted the event, working with Benicia Tree Foundation volunteers to plant twelve coast live oaks and California buckeyes just above the San Francisco Bay Trail/Bay […]
Benicia Veteran’s Hall
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 Elementary School
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 […]
Benicia Middle School
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!
Liberty High School
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 […]
Despite chilly temperatures and rain that let up just hours before the event, dozens of volunteers turned out to help Benicia Tree Foundation and local Boy Scouts in transforming the Benicia Armory grounds on Saturday, December 7th, 2013. Working alongside the soldiers of the 749th CSSB, volunteers helped to plant trees and native plants. With […]
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 succesfully 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 […]
Joe Henderson Elementary School
Joe Henderson Elementary School was the second campus of the Benicia Unified School District to host a tree planting in 2012. The project was inspired by parents and teachers who requested that barren areas on the campus be planted with trees, and was supported by a grant received through California ReLeaf to plant a total […]