City weed abatement is still working its way through town and we plan for a focused effort on Castor bean and fountain grass along the Lake Drive once the city’s preparation for fire season is complete.
Land cleared of eucalyptus is now growing oaks, willow and sycamores. Dozens of native shrubs and oak trees are planted or volunteered unplanted, from the existing seed banks and are being nurtured with the goal of a 70% native cover on the disturbed land in 2 years. Planting areas are being watered and natives are getting big, especially the Sycamores and mule fat.
The public staying out of the planted areas keeps damage to a minimum.