Award-winning landscape architecture design company C2 Collaborative has reportedly replanted 1,200 trees in a first-of-its kind onsite nursery at Tesoro Viejo.
The goal of this replantation was to restore the trees that were used for landscaping the creatively planned community situated in Madera County, California. The ecological project is a new approach developed in the industry to reduce carbon emissions, and will enable newly planted trees to grow in a temporary nursery onsite which can later be relocated to populate the next project phases of the Tesoro Viejo development.
Paul Haden, the President of C2 Collaborative, supposedly commented that a 1,600-acre project like Tesoro Viejo was developed keeping in mind the community, preservation of the land’s history, and sustainability.
He further added that plants offer psychological and health benefits, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, plants are major contributors to curbing atmospheric pollutants. With the replantation project, the company is working towards creating a positive impact on the environment where community, health, and social responsibility are prioritized.
Tesoro Viejo is a lively hub in the southeastern Madera County and is home to around 5,190 houses. In addition, it includes over 14 miles of trails connecting to the San Joaquin river, a high school, an elementary school, over 200-acres of parks, a retail town center with eateries and coffee houses, over 300-acres preserved open spaces of, a recreation center and ranch clubhouse, a sheriff substation and a local fire station, among others.
The latest design of C2 Collaborative is a combination of the urbanized style of Fresno and the agricultural, natural features of Madera County. Taking inspiration from this fusion, over 17 new tree species, from California sycamores to Italian stone pines, were used in the first two phases. As of now, there are around eight more phases to be developed and the company is replanting its own trees, thus prioritizing the environment.