On Sunday November 13th, The Richmond High School Urban Forestry Interns planted 14 trees on the upper banks above the Pinole Creek.
“We planted those trees there because it helps the creek, and helps prevent run off when it rains.” – Kevin Hernandez
The students planted Canary Island pines (Pinus canariensis), Blue Oaks (Quercus douglasii) Cork Oaks (Quercus suber), and Valley Oaks (Quercus Lobata). The species will add more diversity to the local environment and shade. The trees will also help collect and filer rain water before it enters the creek.
As their second tree planting event of the year, the Interns are quickly becoming experts in planting and staking trees according to the proper methodology as prescribed by the International Society of Arboriculture.