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Arbor Day 2013

On Saturday, March 2, the committee and volunteers celebrated Arbor Day by planting five deodora cedars in Holbrook-Palmer Park to improve screening between the park and Watkins Avenue. The trees continue a row of mature deodora cedars along the front of the park.  The species is fast growing, long lived, and draught tolerant once established. The deodora cedars were recommended by the committee and approved by the Atherton Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Committee and Volunteers:

Safety Briefing.


Post Planting Evaluation:

Refreshments and Rachel's Prize Camelia:


Live Oak The Atherton Tree Committee is a volunteer, non-profit, community based organization dedicated to the preservation of Atherton's heritage trees. The committee participates in a variety of programs designed to educate residents about the value of trees in our environment and to encourage appreciation and protection of our urban forest resources. For more information about town ordinances, policies, inspections, and plan reviews contact the Atherton Town Arborist, Sally Bentz (650-752-0526, or link to the Town of Atherton Web Site. For more information about the Tree Committee contact Denise Kupperman (650-704-1693,