Journal archives for November 2017

November 04, 2017

Wine Country fires spawn massive volunteer effort to grow oak trees.

Environmentalists spearheading the emergency oak brigade said so many people signed up to collect, box, and mail in acorns from the North Bay that it briefly crashed the server of the California Native Plant Society over the weekend.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/01/wine-country-fires-spawn-massive-volunteer-effort-to-grow-oak-trees/

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November 14, 2017

Audubon Society presents ‘The Oaks’ Story’ with Prahlada Papper: Nov. 14.

The Peregrine Chapter of the Audubon Society and the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will present "The Oaks' Story" with Prahlada Papper on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ukiah City Council Chambers, 300 Seminary Ave.

In this joint program of the California Native Plant Society and the Peregrine Audubon Society, Prahlada Papper will discuss the study of oaks, about their ecology, their evolution, their past, their future and the real biological effects of ongoing climate change.

http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/lifestyle/20171107/audubon-society-presents-the-oaks-story-with-prahlada-papper-nov-14

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November 15, 2017

Sudden oak death on rise, including at Bear Valley.

At the Point Reyes National Seashore’s most frequented visitor center, where 350,000 visitors pass annually, a stand of trees is streaked deep brown. The oaks and tanoaks are succumbing to phyophthora ramorum, a pathogen that has devastated forests in coastal California and Oregon since its arrival on the West Coast in the ’90s.

https://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/sudden-oak-death-rise-including-bear-valley

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November 21, 2017

California Native Plant Society Launches Acorn Crowd-Sourcing Campaign to Re-Oak Wine Country After Fires.

SACRAMENTO, CA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 17, 2017
In the wake of last month’s devastating wine country fires, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is calling on volunteers to help “Re-Oak” the region. Now, thousands of Californians have signed up to help gather and process acorns, which will be used to reintroduce these iconic oak trees.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14927008.htm

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November 26, 2017

Doreen Fogle: Don’t water the oaks!

The native oaks are critical to wildlife, from insects to bears, providing food and shelter. Thousands of insects eat the leaves, branches, and acorns. In turn these insects feed birds and are especially important to the feeding of nestlings.

Deer and bear rely on acorns to help fatten up for the winter. Entomologist and author Douglas Tallamy states that the single most important thing we can do to help wildlife is to plant a native oak.

https://www.theunion.com/entertainment/doreen-fogle-dont-water-the-oaks/

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Let’s Take a Damn Moment to Appreciate the Coast Live Oak Tree!

L.A.’s iconic Mexican fan palms get a lot of attention, but the coast live oak has long been the unsung hero of our urban forest. The area’s most common native tree, it sustained indigenous inhabitants with its edible acorns, and early settlers used its wood to (quite literally) fuel L.A.’s development. Even today, the oak, which can live more than 250 years, doesn’t just pretty up the cityscape. Here, we get to the root of one of L.A.’s most venerable trees.

http://www.lamag.com/mag-features/coast-live-oak/

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November 30, 2017