The City of Coronado and its Street Tree Committee held its annual tree planting on Saturday, February 23.
On behalf of the City of Coronado and Coronado Street Tree Committee, we would like to thank the 75 volunteers who came out on a beautiful Saturday morning to help plant trees around the city. 33 trees were planted in the right of way between sidewalk and street. Locations were selected based on available space and homeowners’ agreement to regularly water the trees.
Volunteers this year included many sailors from Naval Base Coronado and tenant commands including HSM-35, HSM-41, HSC-3, the medical clinic and even commands across the bay. Oak Park Elementary School came over with one student participating for the fifth year in a row! Sacred Heart Parish School students and teachers joined us. Once again Starbucks on Orange Ave donated coffee which was appreciated by all. Behind the scenes, city staff did all of the event planning and will monitor the trees. Shannon Player, long-time member of the Committee, graciously agreed to demonstrate proper planting technique to all of the volunteers. Council member Marvin Heinze, city manager Blair King and former city council member Carrie Downey joined us with Blair King reading a proclamation for Arbor Day.
We remind all those who received street trees to water them regularly and deeply so that they grow a deep root system. We thank everyone in Coronado for your stewardship in helping us keep Coronado green for future generations. Your efforts have helped us retain the title of a Tree City USA for over 30 years.
Coronado Street Tree Committee – Michele Stiny, Tom DeCaro, Jane Simeral, Kevin Crikelair, Anne David