Interns Finish Planting Season Strong, 2 Events and 39 Trees

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Interns celebrated Arbor Day by planting 12 trees in El Cerrito.

The tree planting season in California goes quick, lasting only a little more than half the year. In the last month of the spring planting season, Interns finished the school year strong by participating in two EarthTeam planting events and planting 39 trees.

On April 16th, Interns joined City of San Pablo Staff and volunteers from The Watershed Project at Davis Park to plant 20 trees. The trees were planted along a stretch of Wildcat Creek that runs through the park. Mike Wood, an environmental consultant fro the City of San Pablo, selected the riparian species Box Elder (Acer negundo), and Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) for the planting.

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Interns, volunteers, and city staff, worked hard as the sun rose, turning a cool morning into a hot day at Davis Park, San Pablo.

On April 30th, Interns celebrated Arbor Day by planting 12 trees in El Cerrito at the Sunset View Cemetery and neighboring private lot, which is often used by the public as a park. This planting was the Interns’ final tree planting event for their program. Each student demonstrated a high level of ability to plant according to tree planting standards set by the Intentional Society of Arboriculture. The students will end their internship having planted a total of 95 trees in multiple cities across the East Bay.

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Interns with Sunset View Staff during the final tree planting event of the internship.
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