2nd Saturday Tree Care Day - November 2019

November 9, 2019

The Second Saturday Tree Care Day was held at Joe Henderson Elementary School on November 9.  Twenty-four volunteers gathered together to help prepare 80 trees for the winter.  That means clearing out the tree wells so they get as much rain runoff as possible, and mulching around the trees so that soil moisture is retained and weed growth is suppressed. 

Volunteers also pruned about 20 Coast live oak trees.  This is the last chance to prune them before they spurt new growth from the winter rains.  Coast live oaks are native to California and have evolved to go dormant by the end of the dry season.

Volunteers also checked on the eight Coast live oak saplings that were planted by Ms. Schlosser's kindergarten class along the trail next to the school last December.  Weeds were removed around the saplings and a thick layer of mulch was applied.  One of our volunteers found a stuffed bear on the trail.  An APB was posted on NextDoor so hopefully the owner will be found.

Enjoy the photos of the event below.  The fall colors were spectacular! 

2nd Saturday Tree Care Day, Nov 2019

Volunteers that showed up for the 2nd Saturday Tree Care Day at Joe Henderson Elementary School.  They stand in front of a flaming red Chinese Pistache

 

2nd Saturday Tree Care Day, November 2019

May and Alejandra stand by one of the oak saplings planted by Ms. Schlosser's kindergarten class last December.


2nd Saturday Tree Care Day, November 2019

A.J., Alison, Will, May and Alejandra helped pack up the equipment at the end of the Tree Care Day.


2nd Saturday Tree Care Day, November 2019

This stuffed bear was found by a volunteer on the trail by the school grounds.