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.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Looking Forward

2011 in Garber Park will be a year of discovery and direction. We will find out the many ways in which Garber Park is a gem among the various wildland remnants in the East Bay hills. We already have a glimpse of the great variety of natural resources that are literally packed into Garber's 13 acres: forests that we had not recognized, springs and watershed characteristics that we had not noticed, and orchids that we did not know were there.

Garber Park is home to a stand of California buckeye trees which are one of the few winter deciduous trees of the Central Coast.  Since buckeye groves are declining throughout the state and the range of the species, we will be taking efforts to help maintain, and possibly expand the existing grove.