Community helps plant trees in RSF


Members of the RSF community gathered Jan. 23 to help plants trees in Arroyo Park in Rancho Santa Fe. The event was sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s Committee on the Natural Environment (CONE), the nonprofit Tree San Diego organization and the Stanford Club of San Diego.

The event included a tree planting demonstration, followed by a planting of 25 native trees.

CONE is committed to protecting the rural natural environment of Rancho Santa Fe and educating the public about the environment. The committee has a developed a list of appropriate plants for the local environment and a plan of plant diversification. CONE is partnering with local water suppliers, the Community Service District, the Golf Club and the Fire District to optimize use of water balanced with fire safety measures.

Tree San Diego is helping Rancho Santa Fe protect its endangered tree canopy through biodiversification and proper management strategies. Tree San Diego is a 50l(c)(3) tax-exempt organization working to make the region a healthier place to live, work and play. Tree San Diego’s mission is to significantly impact the quantity of quality urban forest in San Diego County.

The Stanford Club of San Diego, part of the Stanford Alumni Association, is helping to sponsor the event and has invited its members to participate. The Stanford Club of San Diego endeavors to create and maintain an ongoing Stanford connection for alumni and parents by developing quality local programs and services that educate, entertain and reunite.

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