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, May 2, 2017

Restoring an Eroded Creek Bank in Garber, March, 2017

While loving every drop of rain this year Garber saw its share of problems - one of them was the erosion of a creek bank that had slid.  But it was also an opportunity for a workshop on Erosion Control - specifically create a spiling support with living fascines to allow for additional material to be caught by the spiling instead of it ending up in the creek.  The Workshop on March 18, conducted by Lech Namovich, Golden Hour Restoration Institute, was well attended by a diverse group.  I'll let the pictures do the talking - each picture shows portions of the process, including building a living fascine with freshly harvested branches.  Native plant cuttings and rhizomes were planted on site as well as willow and elderberry cuttings.  Thanks everyone for a great day - and helping restoration in Garber!  We couldn't do it without you.