Danville’s Urban Forest

Downtown Danville (11/9/19) Ryan Boyd

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.

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