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Roots on Campus 

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. 

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.