Acorns and Saplings Watered at Lake Herman Open Space

March 4, 2021

Twelve volunteers gave Mother Nature an assist by watering almost 100 tree sites  planted with either acorns or tree saplings.

Benicia Tree Foundation typically waters trees the first two years after planting during the dry season to get them established.  This is the first year when the trees have been watered during the rainy season as well.  It was a beautiful March day.  Some of the seeds planted this winter had already sprouted.

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Volunteers spread out from the water truck to water the acorns and tree saplings.

 

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Empty milk jugs and kitty litter containers are filled with water; each location gets two gallons.

 

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Jim waters a Valley ooak tree sapling.

 

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The Lake Herman solar farm can be seen in the distance, under construction.

 

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A buckeye seed planted last December has sprouted in a tree tube.

 

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Eight of the volunteers gather for a group photo shot.