Community tree-planting event to be held in Rancho Santa Fe


The community is invited to help plant trees in Arroyo Park in Rancho Santa Fe on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is 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.

Families and residents of all ages are invited to the event, which includes a tree planting demonstration at 9:30 a.m. followed by planting of 25 native trees. Gardening gloves and a light breakfast will be provided. Volunteers are asked to wear hats and dress for gardening. Representatives from Tree San Diego and CONE will be on hand to answer questions. The event will be held rain or shine.

To participate, volunteers should RSVP by Jan. 21 to Please include your name and indicate the number of people attending.

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.