In the fall of 2007 I made a goal of planting 1000 trees....

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

 

0308-0353: Sequoia sempervirens – January 8, 2016

On January 8th, Rick and I joined Forest Unlimited in planting 1300 redwood seedlings on properties above Cazadero. These forests had burned in the 70's and while they had regrown with different trees, needed redwoods. The existing adult trees there will make a great canopy to help these seedlings get a good start. The event was covered by the Press Democrat and published on the front page.
My personal tree count for the day, the number I apply to my goal here: 45.

Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Sequoia
Species: S. sempervirens

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Planted on January 8, 2016 10:35 PM | | Comments (0)

0280-0307: Sequoia sempervirens – January 9, 2015

On January 9th, Rick and I joined Forest Unlimited in planting 1150 redwood seedlings at Wildwood Retreat Center in the hills above Guerneville.
My personal tree count for the day, the number I apply to my goal here: 27.

Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Sequoia
Species: S. sempervirens

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Planted on January 9, 2015 9:52 PM | | Comments (0)

0279: Tiger Fig – April 12, 2014

A friend passed this fig off to me. I planted it on the side of the house where I can espalier it on the west wall in the zone between house and fence we call "Death Alley" due to the warm afternoon heat. Here we have cacti and succulents thriving. I hope to give the fig the long warm season it needs to ripen it's fruit.

Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. carica
Cultivar: Ficus carica 'Panachée'

Photo to come.


Planted on April 12, 2014 7:59 PM | | Comments (0)

0278: Kalamata olive – April 5, 2014

Planted a little Kalamata olive tree in our backyard.

Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Olea
Species: O. europaea
Cultivar: Kalamata

Photo to come.


Planted on April 5, 2014 10:13 PM | | Comments (0)

0277: Ariana Pomegranate – March 2, 2014

Planted a second pomegranate tree in our front yard to espalier next to an older one.

Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Punica
Species: P. granatum
Cultivar: DPUN 0125 'Ariana'

Photo to come.


Planted on March 2, 2014 7:41 PM | | Comments (0)

0276: Bearss Lime – March 1, 2014

Planted a little dwarf bearss seedless lime tree in our front yard.

Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. latifolia

Photo to come.


Planted on March 1, 2014 10:27 PM | | Comments (0)

0275: Mission Fig – February 23, 2014

Planted a little Mission Fig tree in our front yard. Could get quite large!

Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. carica
Cultivar: Ficus carica 'Mission'

Photo to come.


Planted on February 23, 2014 10:24 PM | | Comments (0)

0274: Hachiya Persimmon – February 22, 2014

Planted a Hachiya persimmon tree in our backyard. This is the second try for this type of tree here since the one planted a couple years prior had been crushed by a fallen branch from the large creek willow behind it. Hope this one fairs better!

Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species: D. kaki

Photo to come.


Planted on February 22, 2014 10:19 PM | | Comments (0)

0273: Pear – February 1, 2014

Planted a four graft pear tree in our backyard with grafts of D'Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, and Comice.

Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyrus

Photo to come.


Planted on February 1, 2014 10:06 PM | | Comments (0)

0206-0272: Sequoia sempervirens – January 4, 2014

On January 3rd and 4th, Rick and I joined Forest Unlimited in planting 1460 redwood seedlings in partnership with St. Dorothy's Rest, on St. Dorothy's Rest new land addition. Also joining us over the two days were several of our friends and family! Thanks Karen, Sarah, Nick, Derrick, Nicole, and Lileona!
My personal tree count for the day, the number I apply to my goal here: 67.

Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Sequoia
Species: S. sempervirens

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Planted on January 4, 2014 8:02 PM | | Comments (0)

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