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A Walking Tour of Nevada City Trees

Don’t miss the Nevada County Walkers today for one of Nevada City’s most exciting walks ever! Prominent Nevada County arborist Zeno Acton of Acton Arboriculture has 12 years experience and has graciously agreed to lead a walk through Nevada City to share his No. 1 passion — his love of trees!

Nevada City is filled with beautiful trees, and now you can learn about them through a new illustrated fold-out map and guide, “The Nevada City Tree Tour.” The tour of 42 native and non-native trees in the downtown Nevada City area was prepared by local horticulturist and tree care consultant Ellen Solomon.

“I want people to better understand and appreciate trees,” she said. “I want us to open our eyes a little bit.”

Solomon patterned the Nevada City tree guide after one she developed for the American River College campus and on tree guides of other communities. The city of Nevada City has painted sidewalk leaves to identify trees on the route.

The brochure has been funded by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association, California ReLeaf, Nevada County Land Trust and California Native Plant Society.

Acton, owner of Acton Arboriculture Inc., has 12 years of experience, is an ISA Board-certified Master Arborist and received a Bachelors of Science degree in environmental horticulture and urban forestry (restoration emphasis) from UC Davis. He was a contributor to the “Nevada City Tree Tour” pamphlet and was instrumental in the development and landscaping for our cherished Deer Creek Tributary Trail.

Acton has accepted our invitation to lead a walk through town to admire the changing of the colors and his knowledge of various trees as he increases our tree-wise awareness! He’ll share his personal and professional knowledge of trees highlighted in the pamphlet with passion unmatched. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss and one you’ll remember for seasons to come!

If the weather is warm, we’ll go for ice cream, and if this October evening proves to be chilly, we’ll stop for a hot chocolate after our tree tour. Rain will cancel the tour until further notice. We’ll gather in front of the Chamber of Commerce in the Robinson Plaza at 132 Main St., Nevada City at 4:45 p.m. and leave promptly at 5 p.m., allowing plenty of daylight to cover the tour.

Wear comfortable shoes for this walk through town. It’s a great workout, but most of all, Acton will share a part of nature you’ll hold onto forever. Hope you can join the Nevada County Walkers for this special walk today and many of their other walks about Nevada County. Information can be obtained by calling (530) 798-9601. I hope you can join us!

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