The Orion

Tree numbers sprouting up in Chico

Tree numbers sprouting up in Chico

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 22, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico is planting 100 new trees this month. City Council decided to plant these trees because Chico has been lacking 10 percent of its normal number of trees due to tree removals and recent drought condition. The California Conservation Corps agreed to help the city plant these trees while PG&E f...

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Yang Dai

November 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

During the interval when the rain stopped this Tuesday, a group of workers from a gardening service company began to trim the trees lining up both sides of the city’s entire roads. This was to ensure the tree shape in either side of the roads was up to safety standards.Consecutive days of winds and...

Branch-drops rise during summer

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley

April 30, 2014


Filed under News

Last fall, Pa Houa Lor, a Chico State nursing student, was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.On April 19, a tree branch fell next to Meriam Library, a stark reminder of the hazard these falling limbs pose. Sudden branch drops are difficult to predict, but they do occur more frequently in Chico during the...

Retired professor keeps history alive

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera

February 16, 2014


Filed under Features

  With more than 200 different trees on Chico State’s campus, it’s hard for a person to keep track. Except for one man. Wes Dempsey, 87, has led campus arboretum tours for more than 30 years and is the guide to all things green at Chico State. His passion and advocacy for the campus arboretum has helped nourish the grounds with people still referring to his experti...

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