Friends of El Cerrito Trees

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

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FRIENDS of EL CERRITO TREES is seeking new members. Membership is FREE ! just come to a meeting or contact us to get involved. We have several issues to work on in order to make El Cerrito the enviromentally friendly and green place we would like it to be. We are currently collaborating with the City on a number of issues regarding trees and vegetation on the city streets and parks. Moreover, we are applying for grants to plant trees and do outreach and education. Currently, the City of El Cerrito spends approximately $100,000 annually on pruning and removing trees and ZERO dollars on tree planting. We are hoping to allieviate this imbalance by appealing to the City Council and other city officials with an Urban Forest Plan. Please see our goals below and if you can, attend our meetings or contact us to be on our email list. Thanks!

General Goals:
Help raise public awareness about the values of trees, through educational and outreach efforts;
Help protect and preserve trees in public and private property in El Cerrito, and discourage the removal of healthy trees.
- Encourage and assist in the maintenance and planting of trees and other vegetation;
Support broader environmental conservation and stewardship efforts in El Cerrito.


riends of El Cerrito Trees believe that mature trees help to make El Cerrito a pleasant place to live and work. The group members recognize that trees have many proven benefits and values, including the following:

- Reduce air pollution - Prevent soil erosion
- Beautify streets, homes, and parks - Moderate temperatures
- Increase property values - Stabilize slopes and hillsides
- Buffer against noise - Prevent soil erosion
- Provide homes for beneficial birds & animals - Enhance the environment & views

All people who share these interests, who live in El Cerrito and neighboring cities are welcome to join Friends of El Cerrito Trees.



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