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Arbor Day 2014

The Tree Committee has celebrated Arbor Day in Atherton for twenty-four years. This year the committee, led bytown arborist, Kevin Kielty, along with town's Public Works Department, observed Arbor Day in Holbrook Park on Wednesday, April 23. The group planted two Magnolia lobeneri (Leonard Messel) at the front of the Pavilion. They also planted five new Frontier elms in the park's elm grove and new live and valley oaks at Middlefield and Ravenswood in front of Menlo Atherton High School. A total of fourteen new trees.

The committee met in front of the Pavilion where a proclamation was read by Bill Widmer, town councilman and former mayor.

Tree Committee with TreesReading Proclomation











Magnolias were planted either side of the Pavilion front door.

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Public Works also planted five new elms in the elm grove and a mix of new oaks at Middlefield and Ravenswood.

New Elms in HP Elm Grove


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,