Friends of El Cerrito Trees

"Promoting an environmentally friendly, beautiful and green El Cerrito"

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Did you Know that...
One tree can filter up to 60 pounds of polluntants from the air each year, and one ton of recycled paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber as well as 10,401 kilowats of electricity.

One ton of recycled paper saves 24,000 gallons of water. Please help us conserve these valuable resources and recycle all the paper materials you can.

Ask your city's waste management office how you can recycle everything!

1) When did the Friends of El Cerrito Trees start?
The Friends of El Cerrito Trees started meeting informally in 1999. Our members have come together over concern for trees in our city. We feel that the city lacks trees and needs to better care for the trees we have. Some members are outraged over the city's tree pruning practices, others want to see the city plant trees, while others are concerned with the lack of trees in city parks, still others are concerned with the rights of trees on private property. We would like to see an Urban Forest Plan implemented that would put annual tree planting and proper care in the city's budget. Planting the right tree in the right place to prevent problems in the future.

2) When and how often do the Friends meet?
The Friends of El Cerrito Trees meets as needed to respond to city activities and community needs. Check the meetings page for any upcoming meetings. Everyone is welcome!

3) Who are the Friends of El Cerrito Trees?
The Friends of El Cerrito Trees are regular citizens just like you who recognize the benefits of trees and want to see more trees planted and cared for properly in El Cerrito.

4) How much does membership cost?
Membership is FREE and everyone is welcome!

5) How do I get involved?
Come to a meeting, contact us to be on our email list, or snail mail list and we will keep you updated on our efforts and events. You can also continue to check this website for current information.

7) What professional organizations are Friends of El Cerrito Trees afflilated with?
Friends of El Cerrito Trees is fiscally sponsored by the California Urban Forest Council and is a Member of the California ReLEAF Network. We are also a City of El Cerrito sponsored group.

8) Other Questions?
Contact us, all of information is below. Thanks.



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