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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Great Day for Invasives Removal

Cal Rotaract students help pull invasive weeds.  We always
appreciate the help of this energetic group.
Many Thanks to all the volunteers who came to Garber over the past two months while I was away.  And, thanks to Bob Strayer for leading the February 15 workday.

With the strong showing of Cal Rotaract students   plus some of Garber's veteran weed warriors in February we made great progress in removing invasive weeds from our newest restoration site at Fern Grove as well as selected sites along the Loop Trail.

In March we had to cancel our third Saturday workday, but our veteran weed warriors found time to do some serious weed removal - Cape ivy, poison hemlock, Himalayan blackberry, and Algerian Ivy.  In addition volunteers were rewarded with a beautiful show of blooming Trillium, which have made a tremendous come back this year in Garber.  Their colorful show is fading, but false solomon seal and cow parsnip will soon be blooming.

SAVE THE DATES:  As I write this blog we are receiving another bit of much needed rain ensuring a few more weeks of easy weed pulling.  We hope you will be able to join us for one of our Spring Weed Pulling Workdays in April:  Tuesday, April 1; Saturday, April 19; and Earth Day, Saturday, April 26.