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Chico will start a project this month to plant 100 trees around the city Photo credit: George Johnston

Tree numbers sprouting up in Chico

Kayla Fitzgerald // February 22, 2016

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....

William Johnson and his crew working to trim branches near campus. Photo credit: Yang Dai

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Yang Dai // November 11, 2015

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...

A massive branch fell April 19 next to Meriam Library. Photo credit: Eric Mccauley

Branch-drops rise during summer

Eric Mccauley // April 30, 2014

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...

Wes Dempsey, 82, Chico States arboretum guide, excitedly explains the magnolia flower to the audience.Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Retired professor keeps history alive

Ernesto Rivera // February 16, 2014

  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...

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