This week volunteers began collecting acorns for planting this fall/winter. Collecting occurred in the open space behind behind Benicia. Valley oaks were producing. Blue oaks, unfortunately, were not producing a crop this year (that we could tell). Acorn collection from Live oaks will begin next month.
Our acorn collection supports a joint effort with the Willis Linn Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society to Re-Oak Solano County. Benicia Tree Foundation is taking the lead on planting sites located in Benicia which include the Lake Herman Open Space and the I-780 freeway right-of-way. Some of the acorns are being sprouted at the Jepson Chapter’s native plant nursery in Vallejo for future planting. Acorn planting dates will be announced on this website.