Davis, CA (December 29, 2006)- The mission of TREE Davis is to enhance their urban forest by teaching the people of their community to plant and care for trees. Since their inception in 1992, they have worked with over 2,000 volunteers to plant 7,000 new trees and planted and maintained a 3.2-mile Adopt-a-Highway site on State Highway 113.
They have also coordinated educational programs with area schools and community groups, including Birch Lane, Cesar Chavez, North Davis, Patwin, Pioneer and Willett Elementary Schools, Holmes Junior High, Emerson Junior High, Davis High School, Davis School for Independent Study, UC Davis, University Extension, the Yolo Basin Foundation, the Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Davis Rotary Club.
Their programs include:
*Tree planting — They provide volunteers, tools, and planting facilitation in partnership with the City of Davis. They plant approximately 150 trees per year.
*Small Tree Partnership — They partner with the City of Davis to involve citizens in the planting and maintenance of city street tree for strong, healthy structure and form.
*Honorary Tree Program — Trees are planted in the Shasta Memorial Grove in honor of individuals or organizations. These trees not only foster the growth of the urban forest, but they are lasting gifts to the community.
*Tree Monitoring and Mapping — Through a partnership with the City of Davis, Tree Davis interns assist with the monitoring of city trees.
*Downtown Treewalk — A guided tour of downtown Davis highlights and showcases the largest and most historically significant trees.
*Professional Development for the Green Industry — Annually, they host regional workshops for green industry professionals as well as landscape architects, environmental consultants, and planners.
For more information, visit TREE Davis.