UCI is very proud to be a partner of Shadetree Nursery since 1995. This relationship has resulted in the establishment of an on-campus tree nursery that has provided thousands of trees for UCI and its surrounding community.
The first tree planting took place on January 31, 2009. Residents of University Hills, students, and campus staff joined with representatives from the Irvine Ranch Water District and the Shadetree Partnership to plant 130 native oak trees at UCI on the slopes above Bonita Canyon Drive. Chancellor Drake had the honor of planting the first tree.