Today's Daily Journal notes the recognition of Dale Perkins for his contributions to beautifying the city. The specifics are
A dawn Redwood tree was planted in his honor as a tribute to him and a special thank you for donating an original framed and signed watercolor rendering of the Business Landscape Award winner each year. A local artist whose work is famous around the world, Perkins was a Beautification Commissioner for many years and also the art specialist and art consultant for the Burlingame Elementary School District. Perkins helped create both the Heritage Tree and Heritage Grove designations which included the El Camino trees in 1975, the Easton Drive Eucalyptus Grove in 1976 and the Francard Eucalyptus Grove in 1976. Perkins and his fellow Beautification Commissioners in 1977 published a booklet entitled “Trees of Burlingame” which included research and documentation of hundreds of species of trees in Burlingame.
I don't think I have seen that booklet and Google doesn't have it, so I will have to check with the Historical Society to get us a photo of the cover so we know what to look for in our travels.