2012 California Arbor Week Tour

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Our 2012 California Arbor Week Tour was a BLAST!  Sponsored by CalFire and The Britton Fund, we were able to visit 18 sites in 11 days. We went from historic landmarks to elementary and high schools, from Fairyland to Whole Foods, spreading the word about the importance of our urban forests.

The TreeCircus paid special tribute to Luther Burbank on this tour.  Burbank, whose turn of the century farm experiments changed the food we eat, is the only person to have a state’s Arbor Day celebrated on his birthday.  In 1906 the California Federation of Women’s Clubs passed a resolution requesting arbor day to be named after Burbank, and the proclamation was signed and established 1909 by governor James N. Gillett.

The California State Assembly and Senate have established March 7-14 of each year as California Arbor Week.  California Arbor Week is an opportunity to unite homeowners, cities, businesses, and individuals and to educate Californians on the value trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods. An important message every day of the year, March 7-14 is a chance for Californians of all ages to celebrate our natural wonders and most treasured resources together.  Learn more about Arbor Week at www.CaliforniaReLeaf.org.

Arbor Week Collage

Final Schedule:

1. 3/4/12 Luther Burbank Arbor Day & Bike Ride Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, CA
2. 3/4/12 Whole Foods Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Santa Rosa, CA
3/5/12 Loomis Grammar School Arbor Day Performance Loomis, CA
4. 3/5/12 Luther Burbank High School Arbor Day Performance Sacramento, CA
5. 3/7/12 California ReLeaf Arbor Week Kickoff Sacramento, CA
6. 3/7/12 Consulting Work Day – State Capitol Lawn Sacramento, CA
7. 3/7/12 UC Davis Arbor Day Celebration Davis, CA
8. 3/7/12 City of Santa Rosa Arbor Day Dinner Santa Rosa, CA
9. 3/8/12 Luther Burbank Arbor Day Breakfast Santa Rosa, CA
10. 3/8/12 City of Santa Rosa Arbor Day Santa Rosa, CA
11. 3/9/12 Brentwood Elementary School Arbor Day Performance East Palo Alto, CA
12. 3/9/12 Belle Haven Assembly School Arbor Day Performance Menlo Park, CA
13. 3/10/12 Palo Alto Arbor Day Festival Palo Alto, CA
14. 3/11/12 Fairyland Arbor Day Celebration Oakland, CA
15. 3/12/12 New Leaf High School Arbor Day and Climbing Event Martinez, CA
16. 3/13/12 New Leaf High School Arbor Day Performance Martinez, CA
17. 3/13/12 Friends of the Urban Forest After School Program San Francisco, CA
18. 3/14/12 Synergy School Arbor Day Performance San Francisco, CA
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