Friends of the Urban Forest invites you to our first-ever guided walk in the East Bay! The University of California, Berkeley campus has a rich history of tree plantings going back to its founding in 1868. This walking tour will visit a variety of native and introduced trees and talk about their natural and local history. We’ll take a look at designated landmark trees including the tallest grove of hardwood trees in North America and the story of how they were measured. We’ll compare the three kinds of true cedars and the three kinds of redwoods including the story of the “living fossil” dawn redwood and much more. We’ll meet at the UC Berkeley sign at the northeast corner of Oxford Street and Center Street — an easy four-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
This Guided Walk is free for students and $25 for others.