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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Invasive Weed Pull a Great Success

After two successful planting days in December and January, it is once again time to turn our attention to eradicating the invasive weeds from Garber.  On Saturday,  our intrepid Broom Bashers managed to pull most of the remaining large stands of French Broom in Garber while the rest of us headed over to the Harwood Creek area and managed to free a large stand of Snowberry,  Osoberry, and currents from Cape ivy that was blanketing the entire slope.
Read more about two of Garber Park's most invasive weeds and you'll understand why we get such satisfaction from removing these habitat destroying weeds:  Cape Ivy, German Ivy (Delairea odorata/Senecio mikanoides) and French Broom (Genista Monspessulana).

On Sunday we were joined by an enthusiastic group of CAL Berkeley students, and we were able to continue the success from Saturday.  In addition to removing Cape ivy and French broom, we were able to cut down eucalyptus sprouts.  Click here to read more about why eucalyptus are considered an invasive weed and fire danger.

Click here for more pictures from our February
Habitat Restoration Days. 

Thanks everyone for a successful weed removal weekend! We hope you can join us in March for  one of our Habitat Restoration Days: Tuesday, March 5 and Saturday, March 16 from 10-Noon.  For more information contact Shelagh