San Clemente, California-based C2 Collaborative, a landscape architecture design firm, replanted 1,200 trees in an onsite nursery with an aim to replenish trees utilized for the landscaping of the master-planned community, Tesoro Viejo, Madera, California. The project will allow the newly planted trees to grow onsite in a temporary nursery to later be relocated for populating the next phases of the Tesoro Viejo development.
“Tesoro Viejo, a 1,600-acre development built on rolling hills and vistas, was designed with a commitment to community, sustainability and overall, the preservation of the agrarian history of the land,” says Paul Haden, president at C2 Collaborative. “Plants deliver more than just an aesthetic appeal, they provide benefits to our health and psychological wellbeing, in addition to reducing atmospheric pollutants. Through our replanting project, we strive to create a greater impact on the environment – one that cultivates health, community, beauty and social responsibility.”
Tesoro Viejo is home to 5,190 residences with community features including 14 miles of trails that connect to the San Joaquin River; an elementary school and high school; a retail town center with coffee houses and eateries; 200-acres of neighborhood parks; 300-acres of preserved natural open spaces; a ranch clubhouse and recreation center; and a local fire station and sheriff substation.
More than 17 species of trees from Italian stone pines to California sycamores were used in the initial two phases. With eight more phases pending development, C2 Collaborative is regrowing its own trees with a green approach top-of-mind.