Stanford Athletics checks in on the 470 trees staged in Stanford Stadium

Stanford Stadium trees
In the fall of 2020, Stanford Athletics created a home-forest advantage for the football program by staging 470 trees in Stanford Stadium. All 470 trees were donated to Bay Area city works departments and nonprofits.

Where are they now?

In the fall of 2020, Stanford Athletics created a home-forest advantage for the football program by staging 470 trees in Stanford Stadium.

Lowe’s donated the locally sourced, native trees, and Stanford watered and cared for the trees throughout the season. At the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, all 470 trees were donated to Bay Area city works departments and nonprofits who planned to replant the trees to grow urban forest canopy, address climate change and create healthier communities that are greener and more resilient.

Stanford Athletics checked in on where those trees are now. Here are four examples:

  • Many of the trees donated to the City of Palo Alto were used in the city easement around Addison Elementary School, while others were planted throughout town.
  • A Palo Alto-based nonprofit, Canopy’s mission is to grow urban tree canopy in mid-peninsula communities for the benefit of all. The organization had one tree planting in January, where the incoming mayor of Palo Alto, Tom Dubois, helped plant a fruitless olive in the Bol Park playground area.
  • More than 100 of the trees relocated just a few miles north of Stanford Stadium to Redwood City. Twenty-six were planted around the outer perimeter of Sequoia High School, eight were planted at Roy Cloud Elementary School, eight more at Spinas Park next to Stanford’s Redwood City campus and 16 trees were planted in Hoover Park.
  • The City of Cupertino is celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, April 24, and will be planting trees on both Friday and Saturday. Trees are set to be planted in city parks, including Linda Vista Park, Portal Park and Varian Park, two elementary schools (Regnart and Eaton) as well as the right-of-way areas throughout the street.

Read more about other projects on the Stanford Athletics website. Go Cardinal.