This event has been POSTPONED due to weather concerns. Watch for a new date to be announced!
Tree Tour Alert
|Grab your bike and spend the day celebrating TREES |
March 11 – Sacramento to Davis by bike!
Join us and ride as we Celebrate California Arbor Day on Saturday March 11th! (California State Arbor Day is Tuesday March 7th). The tour begins with a visit the Capitol grounds where we will hear from Paula Peper (retired, UC Davis Research Station) on how she started a program to save 100 trees from destruction! In historic Capitol Park the Tree Circus gurus Tim Womick, Grayson Keating and Chad Brey will lead a bicycle ride to Davis. Join Tree Davis and friends for an Arbor Day celebration at the Farmers Market (Central Park in Downtown Davis) during lunch enjoy the humorous antics of TreeCircus as they ask the question, “What do trees give us?“ After lunch Dr. McPherson will describe two other Veteran trees in Davis. Riders will ride back across the Causeway and return to Capitol Park around 2pm.
The bike ride is 16 miles each way, with SAG support provided. Tour participants will receive a seedling Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir).
We don’t have a fundraising component for this celebration of the Urban Forest but donations are always welcome! Donate Now
Click Here to sign up for the bike ride – Ride logistics to follow!
Questions? Email Doug Anderson
About the TreeCircus Partnership
The Britton Fund is proud to support the work of the TreeCircus by supplying copies of “Treetures Join the TreeCircus”, a coloring, comic book given to children of all ages! This publication promotes a playful but serious message about how important trees are to our lives, our health, and the health of our planet.
This energetic stage show is interactive, educational and captivating for all ages. Edutainer Timmy Womick covers it all, from urban particulate pollution to basic tree biology, while keeping the audience in stitches.
During their performances, TreeCircus discusses numerous tidbits about biology, showing how trees filter urban particulate pollution. They help students understand how their local trees can lower the temperature and raise their spirits. Throughout the hour-long program, participants learn many things about trees, including: their value, why we should plant more of them, and even how to climb them like the pros. Those who suddenly find themselves a part of the TreeCircus act, out in front of the audience, generally blossom in their own right. Student participation is what these programs are all about.
The show is often capped off with a climbing demonstration by world-class tree climbing competitor, Chad Brey and tree climbing instructor, Grayson Keating demonstrating an often overlooked gift of trees – jobs!
Keep an eye on treecircus.org for current tours in our region!