Archived News Release from 2003
For Immediate Release
Redwood City and CityTrees Offer Free "Tree
Care Workshops" to the Public
Redwood City, CA - November 10, 2003 - As
part of a City-wide effort to maintain and preserve our urban
forest, the Redwood City Public Works Services Department
and the volunteer group CityTrees are offering a series of
free, public workshops on proper tree care, pruning, and maintenance.
The new “Tree Care” program offers a series of
free public workshops to provide instruction and hands-on
training in tree pruning and care. The program is intended
to raise resident awareness of the importance of proper tree
maintenance, and to educate volunteers on practices that support
the growth and preservation of young trees.
The first training session is planned for Saturday January
10, 2004 from 10 a.m. until noon, and any Redwood City resident
is welcome to attend. The session is limited to 20 people
and is expected to fill up fast - ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS
REQUIRED, so interested residents should contact Theresa Maluia
at 650-780-7464 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The first training will consist of a one-hour class session
followed by one hour of practice in the field, all supervised
by tree care experts. Tree pruning guidelines will be given
to attendees, and tools/safety equipment made available for
the training sessions. Participants will learn and practice
proper pruning techniques, preparing them to become tree maintenance
captains in future CityTrees tree pruning events, as well
as to properly care for their own trees.
Through a collaboration of Redwood City and CityTrees, over
1,000 trees have been planted in City neighborhoods in just
the last three years. Many residents from Redwood City and
neighboring communities have participated in the monthly planting
events coordinated by CityTrees. This volunteer-driven partnership
is making great progress in helping the City achieve its goal
of planting 7,500 trees throughout the City thereby enhancing
our urban forest for the enjoyment of our residents today,
and for the generations to come.
Founded in 2000, CityTrees (www.citytrees.org)
is involved in a broad spectrum of volunteer projects throughout
the City. This organization is dedicated to improving the
quality of life in Redwood City through a coordinated program
of tree planting and maintenance, education, and advocacy.
With these efforts, CityTrees is preserving and extending
the urban forest.
Redwood City’s Public Works Services Department builds
community by providing the essential services for daily
life. The Department is responsible for water utility
services, right-of-way maintenance, wastewater management,
and fleet and municipal services center management. Visit
Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information
about the City and its services, the community, recreation
programs, education, and City government.
Contact: Gordon Mann
Public Works Superintendent