Mountain View Trees

Our mission is to sustain and enhance the trees of Mountain View, California, through community stewardship, education and advocacy.

info@MountainViewTrees.org
Mountain View Trees
PO Box 893
Mountain View, CA 94042
650-564-7620

Mountain View Trees Objectives:

  • To support, contribute to and enhance the City of Mountain View's urban forestry program.
  • To educate those who live, work and visit in Mountain View about the importance of the urban forest and proper care of trees through tree walks, brochures, a website and other arenas.
  • To identify threats to Mountain View's urban forest and work to alleviate them.
  • To develop programs to increase tree appreciation and improve tree care in Mountain View.
Tree Planting Mountain View CA

The Benefits of Trees

We advocate for trees largely because of the immense beauty they provide. Trees are an integral part of our heritage and our future. A city that is well shaded by a forest canopy has many benefits to offer. These include:

  • More moderate temperatures. Trees reduce heat islands, shade our homes and offices in the summer, and provide windbreaks, which keep us warmer in the winter.
  • Increased community. People spend more time outside in areas with lots of trees, and know more of their neighbors.
  • Improved health. Many studies show that spending time with trees helps people recover from illness more quickly, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure.
  • Higher real estate values. Residential properties landscaped with trees and business districts lined with trees are more vibrant and attract more customers.

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Tree Benefit Calculator from TreeBenefits.com

 

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from All Over the World

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A suggested donation to Mountain View Trees
of $15 is welcome (& tax deductible)

May 30th,2015
Saturday 10:00am - Noon

Old Mountain View Tree Walk
Mercy-Bush Park

Location: Meet at Mercy-Bush Park in Mountain View, California

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Jun 7th,2015
Sunday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mountain View Farmer's Market
Ask the Arborist

Location: Downtown Mountain View, Caltrain Station parking lot at 600 West Evelyn Ave.

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Come visit our table at the Farmers' Market, meet some of our volunteers and find out more about the trees that keep our city so beautiful.

June 20th,2015
Saturday

Workshop
How to Protect Your Trees
from Drought

Location: Mountain View Public Library

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July 18th,2015
Saturday

Mulch Workshop / Young Tree Survey Kick-off

Location: to be announced.

Join the Survey Team immediately following the workshop. Mountain View Trees will provide all the materials needed for you to survey a portion of this year's selection of recently-planted street trees.

You will receive addresses, survey forms, and door hangars containing tree care information to leave at each residence where a young city street tree is surveyed. Once trained, you will walk your neighborhood on your own schedule, checking young trees for specific conditions to ensure their proper care. Then you will submit your survey results by mail and we will report to the City how those trees are doing.

 

Aug 2nd,2015
Sunday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mountain View Farmer's Market
Ask the Arborist

Location: Downtown Mountain View, Caltrain Station parking lot at 600 West Evelyn Ave.

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Come visit our table at the Farmers' Market, meet some of our volunteers and find out more about the trees that keep our city so beautiful.

Aug 15th,2015
Saturday

Workshop
Tree Selection

Location: A to Z Nursery, 2190 Crittenden Road, Mountain View, CA

Location: A to Z Nursery, 2190 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043

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Parking: Straight in off Crittenden, turn right down very long driveway, ~½  mile.

Bring: Water and sunscreen, your friends, your family & your tree questions.

Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about the best tree selection, planting, and young tree care techniques.

Certified Arborists collaborate to provide important decision information and selection criteria.

You will learn a methodical approach for your tree selection process.

  • Learn tree selection techniques by comparing nursery stock.
  • Discuss the difference between boxed, field grown, B&B, or container stock.
  • Discuss installation methods.
  • Benefits:
         - Reduce your carbon footprint
         - Improve your land
         - Enrich your community

Two hours Continuing Education Units are available for ISA Certified Arborists and Tree Workers.

A suggested donation of $15 is greatly appreciated (and tax-deductible)!