Acorns and Saplings Watered at Lake Herman Open Space
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Acorns and Saplings Watered at Lake Herman Open Space

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.

At Top: Jim waters a Valley oak tree sapling.

Volunteers spread out from the water truck to water the acorns and tree saplings.
Volunteers spread out from the water truck to water the acorns and tree saplings.
Empty milk jugs and kitty litter containers are filled with water; each location gets two gallons.
Empty milk jugs and kitty litter containers are filled with water; each location gets two gallons.
A buckeye seed planted last December has sprouted in a tree tube.
A buckeye seed planted last December has sprouted in a tree tube.
Eight of the volunteers gather for a group photo shot.
Eight of the volunteers gather for a group photo shot.