About Mountain View Trees
During the first part of 2006, Ronit Bryant, Dana Lynn Galvin and Jana Dilley founded our group and began forming a steering committee. We are a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) community organization.
We are also a member of California ReLeaf and have received our first grant.
Our Board of Directors
Susan Hamilton, Chair
Katherine Naegele, Board Member at Large
Arborist, Anderson Tree Care Specialists, Inc.
Ray Morneau, Secretary
I came up through the tree care industry, from entry-level dragging brush to technical high-climbing and running crews, learning most aspects of caring for trees, emphasizing preservation and maintenance.
I have served my industry in varied volunteer roles — including terms as president of the Western Chapter ISA and of the CAA (California Arborists Association) — yet always staying active in selected nonprofit roles such as on the Board of Mountain View Trees.
Tawnya Anderson, Treasurer
President/CEO, Financial Health Bookkeeping
I have been living and working in Mountain View since 2004 and I love the atmosphere and energy of the city. I enjoy taking walks with my dog, Mac and spending time with the kids; especially the grand-daughter!
I enjoy being part of this non-profit so I can give back to the community and in the process, I get to meet some wonderful people who also live in Mountain View.
Ronit Bryant, City Council Member
Laura Macias, former City Council Member
Jana Dilley, Consultant
Todd Fernandez, former Parks and Recreation Committee
Wendee Crofoot, Office Mgr., Great Streets Rengstorff Park
Mountain View Tree Plantings
2013 – 2014 planting season, MVT looks forward to planting more trees along Shoreline and at Cuesta Park.
2012 – 2013 planting season, 30 more trees planted at the Senior Center and along Central Expressway.
2011 – 2012 planting season, 30 more trees planted at three events in close proximity to freeways.
2010 – 2011 planting season, 30 more trees planted on a new street and in two city parks.
2009 – 2010 planting season Mountain view Volunteers planted another 50 trees.
In the 2008 – 2009 planting season, Mountain View Volunteers put 50 more trees in the ground, this time at Shoreline and Charleston Parks.
March 29, 2008, we teamed up with volunteers from Friends of Stevens Creek Trail to plant 16 more big, beautiful trees to fill in along the trail.
January 26, 2008, we planted ten trees at our second anniversary planting at the Whisman Sports Center at Crittenden Middle School at 1500 Middlefield Road on January 26, 2008.
November 10, 2007, we planted ten trees of various species in Cuesta Park.
January 27, 2007, the volunteers of Mountain View Trees planted eight Chinese Pistache on Bryant Street between Mercy St. and California Ave., an area identified by City staff with a large number of missing trees.
Mountain View Tree Survey
Our first project was based on a critical needs assessment identified in discussions with City staff. Many trees die in the first five years of life but staff only monitor trees during the first years after planting so our first project was to survey trees that were three years old.
Volunteers checked for several measure such as watering, staking, and pruning. A total of 166 trees were surveyed by volunteers who then spoke with the homeowner or left information on how to care for the tree.
All the survey results were sent to city staff for action. In our second year, we surveyed one section of town for the City of Mountain View to determine if a designated site was conducive to the planting of a street tree and that information was relayed to the city staff.
M.V. Summer Watering Campaign
During the summer, Mountain View Trees educated residents about the need to water their young trees and street trees.
Information is provided to and published by The Voice each summer. Also, articles are sent to neighborhood newsletters and email lists and flyers are distributed.
Tree Walks and Workshops
Our first tree walk was in Spring 2007 when we invited the public to join us in Old Mountain View looking at the trees on the Bush Street Tree Walk.
In August 2007, we hosted a workshop on Tree Pruning in Pioneer Park.
Then in May 2008, we developed a new tree walk in the Castro City – Mi Pueblo – Neighborhood and 20 friends and neighbors joined us for the tour.
View our Mountain View Tree Walks page.
M.V. Farmers’ Market Table
We talk to people, share written information about trees, hand out Buttons and Tree Watering reminders, take names to join Mountain View Trees and accept donations.