Partnerships through tree planting

tree plantingThe tree planting and dedication at this year’s conference is a great example of partnerships. The San Diego Zoo with its extensive botanical collections was able to donate 2 trees. These are both specimens of Ficus macrophylla ‘columnaris’.They were grown by the Zoo’s Horticulture Department from wild collected seeds, gathered during on a research project to the Lord Howe Islands. The planting support team from City of San Diego Parks department, led by Albert Sais, provided planting assistance with backfill, stakes and mulching. The planting location in Mission Bay Park was immediately adjacent to our conference site at the Paradise Point Resort and easily accessible for the Britton Fund Bike Riders, who participated in the dedication planting. Nurturing and invigorating energy was shared between people and trees, followed by the passion and pledge driven riders for the Britton Fund Bike Ride.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

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