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, March 6, 2012

Poison Hemlock - Gone

With the help of an enthusiastic group of Japanese students from the English Language Program at CAL Berkeley we were able to remove, by their roots, a hillside of Poison Hemlock.  Why do we need to get rid of poison hemlock? It's a very aggressive and competitive weed that spreads quickly in areas that have been cleared or disturbed.  Once established it prevents establishment of native plants by over shading the area.  We were pleased to find lots of native cucumber, vetch, gooseberries, and ferns in the area.  Thanks to all our volunteers today these natives will have a chance to thrive.