Nevada City is filled with beautiful trees and now you can learn about them through a new illustrated fold-out map and guide, “The Nevada City Tree Tour.”
The self-guided walking (or driving) tour of 42 native and non-native trees in the downtown Nevada City area has been prepared by local horticulturist and tree care consultant Ellen Solomon.
“I want people to better understand and appreciate trees,” she said. “I want us to open our eyes a little bit.”
Solomon patterned the Nevada City tree guide after one she developed for the American River College campus and on tree guides of other communities. The City of Nevada City has painted sidewalk leaves to identify trees on the route.
The brochure has been funded by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association, California ReLeaf, Nevada County Land Trust and California Native Plant Society.
The Nevada City Tree Tour brochure is available free at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 132 Main Street, Nevada City.