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, June 26, 2012

Summer Weeding

Janet removed Cape Ivy revealing a beautiful
stand of snowberry.
The good news for our first restoration workday of the Summer is that Garber is looking good - all of our plantings over the past two years are thriving, including the Measure DD Project on Harwood Creek.  The bad news - the weeds are also thriving, especially the cape ivy, poison hemlock and Himalayan blackberry.  More good news - we made good progress on the weed eradication front.  Janet attacked the cape ivy near Harwood Creek, uncovering a beautiful stand of native snowberry.  This is definitely an area to continue removing the cape ivy.  John and Clyde made great headway at removing the blackberries that are once again threatening to take over at Harwood Creek.  Sally and Shelagh cleaned up the Evergreen Entrance, Sally raking the steps and cleaning up Fireplace Plaza and Shelagh began weeding the planting beds.  I'll let the pictures tell the story.

Clyde, who usually attacks our biggest broom
in the most difficult spots, went after
Himalayan blackberry today
NEXT RESTORATION WORKDAY:  TUESDAY, JULY 3 @ 10AM.  We will continue weed abatement of the fire prone weeds.  The ground is drying up and fire season is right around the corner.  We hope you can join us.

John attacked the blackberries
at Harwood Creek.

Sally cleared the walkway and
steps at the Evergreen Lane

And Shelagh spent her time weeding the
restoration beds.