Arbor Day celebration kicks off plan to plant 1K trees in 2022

The South County Annex in northern Gilroy has relatively few trees in its midst. Despite some trees that border the property at the corner of Wren and Farrell avenues, the campus is mostly concrete, grass and dirt.

The former Antonio Del Buono Elementary School, which now houses programs of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, will look much more shady in the coming decades, but in a positive way.

On Arbor Day, Our City Forest, a San Jose-based nonprofit that provides trees and educational services for residents, businesses and jurisdictions, planted 27 saplings across the campus, and marked the occasion with a celebration April 29 in conjunction with the County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability and County Office of Education.