Tree Planting

The Forestry Club has actively participated with various community level tree restoration efforts in past years.

This year, the club has assisted with the group reforestation efforts at the University of California's Blodgett Forest Research Station.

Past efforts include volunteering with native species restoration efforts of redwood in the Claremont Canyon. The redwood seedling’s greatest challenge is surviving the hot Mediterranean arid summers. To increase the probability of survival, volunteers identify specific planting locations with enhanced microsite qualities that help protect the seedlings from predation and the elements. For more information, please contact the club at calforestryclub@gmail.com The cumulative effort of the past 5 years has already had an appreciable effect on shifting the local ecosystem away from invasive eucalyptus stands and into native redwoods.

 

The annual tree planting effort allows students to put their classroom knowledge of site preparation and tree regeneration in action while giving back to the local community. Future projects include post-harvest tree planting for hands=on experience with the application of forestry in a real world setting.

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