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Volunteers wrap up Russell Boulevard Tree Project

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From page A3 | November 19, 2013 |

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Spreading mulch on established trees near Fairfield School are, from left, Ashley Levanduski, Samantha Wheeler and Vivian Lee, all volunteers from Kappa Gamma Delta sorority at UC Davis. The organization for students in health care fields was established at UCD in 1994 and now also has chapters at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. Courtesy photo

Twenty-five Tree Davis volunteers, led by director Keith McAleer, planted 45 valley oak trees on Saturday, Nov. 9, along the bike path west of Davis on Saturday as part of the Russell Boulevard Tree Project.

The Russell bike path now has trees planted alongside it from County Road 98, “Cactus Corner” to County Road 95A, near Three Palms Nursery. The trees have been planted since 2009 and include several species of oak as well as sycamore, olive and buckeye.

In addition to the tree plantings, volunteers also put mulch around some of the trees that had been planted in previous years near Fairfield School, on Russell Boulevard at County Road 96.

“The mulch will help maintain precious moisture for the trees as well as providing them with nutrients,” said Dave Muffly, master arborist for the project. “It may also help reduce rodent damage to the trees’ beds.”

The Russell Boulevard Tree Project has been guided by the advice of Muffly, based in Palo Alto, who has been donating his time and expertise to the project for the past two years.

Funding for the planting and mulching event was provided by Soroptimist International of Davis, which gave Tree Davis a generous donation for the project’s bike path plantings.

The 45 valley oak trees were donated by the L.A. Moran Reforestation Center on Chiles Road in Davis, which is managed by Rich Marovich, streamkeeper for the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee.

The holes for the trees had been augered the day before by Dan Garrett of Garrett Landscaping of Davis with his Bobcat tractor. Garrett also distributed mulch to each of the planting sites, which made the volunteers’ work much easier the following day. The mulch had been donated by Shawn Guzik of West Coast Arborist and Sean Cookman of Yolo County Arborist.

Phil Kitchen of Three Palms Nursery donated water for the project, as well as continuing to donate water for the trees on an ongoing basis, which in this drought year has been quite substantial, said Janet Mercurio, project coordinator.

“We are very grateful to all the volunteers, donors, Yolo County and so many others who have helped make this project a success over the past four years,” Mercurio said. “In the coming years, we hope to continue planting trees along Russell Boulevard as it heads west toward Winters.”

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