To dedicate/donate contact Suzanne Ullensvang:
firstname.lastname@example.org / (530)752-8324
The Arboretum is delighted to announce the installation of mosaic oak tree plaques in the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove. In the short time the plaques have been in the Oak Grove, we’ve seen how children’s imaginations are sparked by the whimsical portrayals of jays, deer, and insects. The colorful plaques have already become a treasured feature of the stately grove and the Arboretum’s educational programs.
Click on a plaque below to view an enlarged image and detail about the specific plaque.
Each mosaic tree plaque is a striking portrait of an oak tree, bringing alive the story of its unique leaves, acorns, bark, and the animals that share its life. UC Davis entomology students and community members worked with the Art-Science Fusion Program in fall 2009 to hand-craft these beautiful ceramic plaques for 35 oak trees along the paths.
The Peter J. Shields Oak Grove is located in the west end of the Arboretum, near the Gazebo, the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, and the future site of Nature’s Gallery Court. The mosaic tree plaques are located along the Oak Discovery Trail and Oak Diversity Trail, two branches of a walking path that winds through scenic areas of the grove. Each plaque is associated with a specific oak tree along the trail.
Click here to view the Shields Oak Grove map. (Requires Acrobat Reader).
Dedicating a tree plaque along the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove supports the Arboretum’s education programs for children and families, including our partnership with the Art-Science Fusion Program. Donors dedicating a tree plaque will receive special recognition in the Oak Grove.
Call now to dedicate your mosaic oak tree plaque or make a donation
to support the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove!
You can reach Suzanne Ullensvang via email at email@example.com or by telephone at (530) 752-8324. She can answer any questions you may have or review details about specific tree plaques.