15 de octubre de 2019

Help fill the Acorn Bank: Mendocino County libraries, Hopland Research and Extension Center and others restoring environment.

If you want to donate, visit the Center’s website, www.hrec.ucanr.edu, for more information. There is a mandatory data entry log as well as more information on HREC and its mission.


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12 de octubre de 2019

Let's re-oak California.

What's more iconic than California's golden hills and dales dotted with the state's native oak trees?
California's landscape has some of the most diverse plants and flora on this planet and it needs our help now. Native oaks are a vital important component of the vegetation of California and they grow in a wide variety of habitats that helps provide a distinctive character to our entire state.


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10 de octubre de 2019

Sudden oak disease detected in Del Norte County.

California officials have confirmed that the pathogen that causes sudden oak death (SOD) has been detected in Del Norte County.

The pathogen is a water mold that can kill oaks and tanoaks, threaten wildlife habitat and cause fire risk.


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05 de octubre de 2019

Citizen science making a difference for California.

The term “citizen science” has become increasingly popular among the public and the research community. Citizen science is any program in which nonscientists, mostly volunteers, are recruited and trained to participate in a scientific study.


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27 de septiembre de 2019

UC Berkeley, Cooperative Extension, CalFire Scientists Say They Found Sudden Oak Death At Jed Smith, Discovery Not Confirmed.

Scientists with the University of California, Berkeley, and CalFire say they discovered signs of sudden oak death this summer at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.


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16 de septiembre de 2019

September Tree of the Month: Island Oak.

Island oak, the rarest oak in California, also happens to be one of the best broadleaf evergreen trees to plant in Santa Barbara, because it is such a stunning shade tree and because it is native to our area. No adaptation to our Mediterranean climate required!

Also called the Channel Islands oak, it is now only found naturally on five of our Channel Islands (Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island, Santa Catalina Island, and San Clemente Island), as well as on Guadalupe Island (off the coast of Baja California).


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08 de septiembre de 2019

Kathleen Scavone, Napa Valley's Living Landscape: A day in the life of an oak tree.

Talk about biodiversity. Consider the complexity of an oak tree, and all of the lives it sustains. Oaks, the quintessential giving tree, may host woodpeckers and other avian species, mosses, lichens, mistletoe, squirrels, insects, and more. Throughout time, oaks have given sustenance to many native cultures via their nutritious acorns; and oaks have provided wood for everything from ships to wine barrels in present time.

There are 53 oak varieties that are determined to be native to California.


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02 de septiembre de 2019

California Oak Trees Harbor Insect-Eating Bats.

To find answers, a UC Cooperative Extension scientist in San Luis Obispo County collaborated with a U.S. Forest Service scientist to study how bats use blue oak and valley oak trees in vineyards.


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01 de agosto de 2019

Group working to save local environment one sapling at a time. Why not try their idea here?

With the assistance of 15 dedicated volunteers, The Boeing Company, Mountain Recreation Conservation Authority and local State Parks, they have planted over 400 new trees within these mountains. They have about 800 waiting to go in the ground in the late fall. Oak trees are given free to private and public organizations and individuals, with the hopes that one day these new sprouts will replace those lost to today’s insects, fire and drought.


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30 de julio de 2019

The intriguing interiors of our region’s oak trees.

These trees can grow in a tall tree formation reaching heights of between 30 and 70 feet high or they can also grow in a low, scrubby shrub formation (between 6 and 20 feet tall) depending on their habitat. But unlike some of their oak cousins, the Interior live oaks have relatively thin bark, so they don’t do as well in high-fire areas as, say, the Blue Oaks.


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