Davis, CA (December 29, 2006)- Since 1992, TREE Davis has been dedicated to enhancing and expanding the Davis urban forest, while educating area residents, businesses, schools, and other organizations on the value. Since inception, they have worked with over 2,000 volunteers to plant 7,000 new trees.
Their key programs include:
* Educational programs with area schools and community groups.
* Tree planting. Since 1992, TREE Davis has planted over 8,000 trees in Davis parks, greenbelts, city streets, and local wildlife areas. They provide volunteers, tools, and planting facilitation in partnership with the City of Davis.
* 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. With six training workshops and six hands-on pruning events, they prune around 300 trees per year. Most trees are under twenty feet, but they also prune suckers off of larger trees as needed. They speak at neighborhood association meetings about tree care and how to improve growth and vigor.
* 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. Memorial trees can be dedicated for a donation of $300, which includes a one year membership to TREE Davis, a bronze plaque, and maintenance, including replacement if needed.
* Tree Monitoring and Mapping. Through a partnership with the City of Davis, Tree Davis interns assist with the monitoring of city trees. Because you can’t care for the urban forest if you don’t know what you have, they assist in keeping the city tree inventory accurate and up to date.
* 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.