Danville loves its trees. The East Bay town’s symbol is its 350-year-old Danville Oak.
Each year in November, the Town gathers on Diablo Road at the base of the tree to celebrate the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony is a festive evening that includes a visit from Father Christmas and the Snow Angel escorted by local high school bands.
Through the years, the Danville oak has provided support for signs announcing a special birthday or anniversary for a Town citizen.
The Danville Oak isn’t the only tree celebrated. The entire village of Danville is forested with landmark trees that for the next two weeks – as Ryan Boyd’s photos show – will provide peak color.
Danville’s annual tree lighting ceremony occurs on Friday, Nov. 29.