Short Summary

Garber Park is a 13-acre wildland park owned by the City of Oakland located behind the Claremont Hotel in Claremont Canyon. Garber Park is home to significant stands of big-leaf maple, California buckeyes and regenerating coast live oak woodland and forest. The Garber Park Stewards vision is to safeguard the native wildland resources of Garber Park while reducing the risk of wildfire and improving the trail system.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dead Oak at Evergreen Lane Entrance

VERY SAD.  We have nurtured this oak tree for many years.  It died suddenly.
Ambrosia Beetles was the cause - their sawdust can be found at the base.
With so much Sudden Oak Death pathogen in the park we assumed SOD was the culprit.
Arborist, Peter Rudy, said it could definitely be involved but he found no evidence
of SOD on the tree. 

BEWARE when hiking on the trail at the Evergreen Entrance - the tree is a danger with large limbs hanging over the trail.
WHAT TO DO WITH THE TREE?  Cut it down (City of Oakland has been notified but the tree is still there).  Meanwhile,
several people have suggested cutting back the dangerous limbs and leaving the main trunk as
BIRD HABITAT, which I like.  Have a suggestion?  Contact us as