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.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Weeding for Fire Safety



Summer workdays are pulling and (mostly) and chopping back the fire prone invasive weeds for fire safety.  On our July workday we had a small, but energetic crew with a couple of new volunteers.  We decided to focus on Fern Glade and Fireplace Plaza where the Algerian Ivy is starting to climb the trees again and advance onto the trails  - obstructing the already narrow trail from Fern Glade to Fireplace Plaza.   After filling a few bags full of ivy we realized we could pull more by making large piles that we'll haul down to the Claremont Ave. Entrance later.  Result:  we took out huge swaths of ivy, which gave us a great sense of satisfaction that ferns and Trilliums and other natives will fill in the spaces where ivy used to be!  Great work and Thanks!!

Please join us in August as we continue our  SUMMER WEEDING FOR FIRE SAFETY .  Meet at the Claremont Ave. Entrance at 10AM, Saturday, August 18.  Contact Shelagh garberparkstewards@gmail.com for more information.