A longtime dream of Eric Kos of the Alameda Sun is came true in 2016. The Alameda Sun has funded a tree-planting effort here in Alameda, donating $1,000 to Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) in 2016-17 to fund a tree-planting effort hereby dubbed “Project Tree.”
Fruit tree recipients were required to:
- Live in the City of Alameda
- Have an adequate space for the tree planted in the ground (not container)
- Live in the home where the tree would be planted
- Attend an orientation on the proper care of their tree
- Care for the tree
In Phase I, Project Tree volunteers planted a total of 34 new trees in Alameda, including orange, fig, mandarin, apricot, plum and apple trees. Twenty-four families received trees, as well as the Alameda Girls and Boys Club and NEA CLC School.
Stayed tuned for Phase II!