CityTrees Celebrates Arbor Day Sequoia High School

posted by CityTrees Webmaster

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, CityTrees celebrated Arbor Day at Sequoia High School with a well-attended planting and clearing event. With funding from PG&E via a California ReLeaf grant and in partnership with the Sequoia High School administration, Sequoia High School Alumni Association and the Davey Tree Expert Company, CityTrees volunteers planted 8 large trees on the grounds of Sequoia High School. Five more trees were planted by Redwood City's Public Works Department on the street nearby. Prior to the planting, the team also coordinated the removal of dead stumps from the grounds as well.  

Redwood City's Mayor Ian Bain and Mark Camfield from Redwood City's Public Works Department opened the Arbor Day event by unveiling this year's Tree City U.S.A. recognition.

It was a successful event with great fun had by student and community volunteers alike. Please keep an eye out as these new trees grow taller along the fence line of the school property along El Camino and Broadway. 


CityTrees in the News

posted by CityTrees Webmaster

Before our April 28th celebration of Arbor Day at Sequoia High School, CityTrees was featured in the San Mateo Daily Journal. It gives a good overview about what CityTrees is all about. If you are interested in volunteering with CityTrees, please register your interest on our website. We are in Prune & Pub mode now, but will start our planting events again in the Fall. We'd love to have you join us!

CityTrees Recognized at Redwood City's Annual "State of the City" Presentation

posted May 20, 2018, 9:01 AM by CityTrees Webmaster   [ updated May 20, 2018, 11:32 AM ]

On Monday, May 14, 2018 CityTrees was features in Redwood City's Annual "State of the City" presentation. Redwood City Councilman (and former mayor) Jeff Ghee thanked CityTrees for the nearly 20-year partnership it has had with the RWC Public Works Department, which has resulted in the planting of over 3,200 trees on the streets and in the parks and public spaces of Redwood City. CityTrees President Simms Duncan and Vice President Nancy Radcliffe were on hand to accept the accolades from the City Council and assembled residents (about 35:50 on the video). 

CityTrees to celebrate Arbor Day at Sequoia High School, Saturday April 28th

posted Mar 30, 2018, 10:00 AM by CityTrees Webmaster   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 10:10 AM ]

In partnership with PG&E, Davey Tree Expert Company, the Sequoia High School Alumni Association and the Sequoia High School Administration, CityTrees will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 8 large trees on the historic Sequoia High School campus.  Planting will take place on Saturday, April 28th 2018 from 9am-12 noon. This event will also include clean-up and stump removal in a segment of the campus. Additionally, the Redwood City Department of Public Works will be planting trees on the streets surrounding the high school.

Please come join us! No prior experience is required. To volunteer for this free and fun event, please sign up here:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Funding for this project has been provided by PG&E via California ReLeaf. The Davey Tree Expert Company is co-sponsoring the event and will provide expertise and equipment.

CityTrees in the News!

posted Mar 18, 2018, 4:10 PM by CityTrees Webmaster

CityTrees' recent work at the Redwood City PAL Community Center on Bay Road was featured in the February 2018 issue of Spectrum magazine. Check it out on Page 15 here!

Chestnut Street Planting - February 24, 2018

posted Mar 2, 2018, 10:12 AM by CityTrees Webmaster   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

On Saturday, February 24th CityTrees planted 7 hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus) along Chestnut Street and pruned/checked on another 35 trees along Main Street. Thanks go to all the volunteers who came out to support this event!

CityTrees 2018 Tree Pruning Workshop

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:25 PM by CityTrees Webmaster

CityTrees and the Redwood City Public Works Department will be holding our annual Tree Pruning Workshop on Saturday, March 10, from 10AM to 1PM at the Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City. This practical workshop will focus on what you can do as a volunteer with CityTrees to help train and maintain the trees around Redwood City. 

To sign up for this workshop, please visit (A suggested donation of $15 is requested to help CityTrees maintain our on-going program of planting, maintenance and education/advocacy for our local urban canopy.)

2017 Fall Newsletter

posted Jan 11, 2018, 1:22 PM by CityTrees Webmaster   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 1:25 PM ]

2017 was a busy year for CityTrees. Teams of volunteers planted 150 trees to mark Redwood City's Sesquicentennial. In addition, CityTrees launched a Tree Heroes Student Program and a four-session class for teens on the value of trees in partnership with the Redwood City Public Library. 

For more information, please check out our 2017 Annual Newsletter. If you are interested in supporting CityTrees in 2018, please see our Volunteer and Donate pages for more information. 

CityTrees Interview on Pen Voice

posted Nov 15, 2017, 12:10 PM by CityTrees Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 5:53 PM ]

Recently, CityTrees' Board of Directors President Simms Duncan spoke with Pen Voice host Dani Gasparini about CityTrees and the work we do. Check it out!

22 New Street Trees in Redwood Shores

posted Nov 9, 2017, 6:47 PM by CityTrees Webmaster   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 3:10 PM ]

Thanks to the generous help of local volunteers, CityTrees planted 22 trees around various locations in Redwood Shores on Saturday, October 21, 2017. If you are out and about in Redwood Shores (today and in years to come!), remember to check out the new Honey Locusts, Brisbane Boxes, California Peppers, Desert Divas, Swamp Myrtles and Stone Pines!

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