The Roots on Campus tree planting program began in April 2019 and aims to engage the UC Davis community in shaping a more sustainable campus environment.
In 2019, volunteers helped plant a grove of redbud trees and a grove of valley oak trees on the west edge of campus. As these trees grow over time, students, faculty, and staff can experience the long-term benefits that trees contribute to the overall quality of urban life.
The Roots on Campus program helps provide a carbon sequestration solution as part of the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI). The CNI calls for the University of California to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
- Read more at: Cool Campus Challenge Creates Shade
Since 2019, Roots on Campus has unfortunately been unable to hold in-person tree planting events due to the pandemic.
- Please check back on this page for new opportunities to volunteer during future Roots on Campus events once it is safe to do so.