This tour will begin with a visit to the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove at UC Davis. Featuring more than 80 oak species, the collection features open vistas and sweeping lawns making it a popular retreat for students and visitors. Work at the Shields Oak Grove focuses on tree care and education goals.
The urban tour stop in Davis will focus on downtown tree challenges. Attendees will visit three locations in the Davis downtown and will see firsthand the use of parking lot shade and designs that benefit tree growth, as well as the use of structural soils under a city plaza area. The final stop will be at a Landmark tree in the downtown area and its on-going care challenges.
The final stop on this tour will lead to West Sacramento where two sites will show the resulting transformation of the Lincoln Highway (US40) from a 4 lane transcontinental highway to West Capitol Avenue, a downtown center full of trees, a new Library, Community Center, City College and City Hall. The Tower Bridge Gateway Modification Project has transformed Tower Bridge Gateway (former SR-275) from a freeway-like roadway to a city street, with new signalized intersections, wide sidewalks and the addition of hundreds of trees in large planter beds and wide medians.
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