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Gardening Talks and Events

Community Events/Talks

Assessing Urban Trees: Identifying, Assessing and Mitigating Tree Risk

Presented by ReScape CA

Date: Tuesday, July 25th, from 4 to 6 pm
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland
Cost: $30-$35

This workshop session will address the risks associated with urban trees, and how to identify, assess and mitigate tree risk. Participants will be guided through the assessment process using ISA tree risk assessment forms in combination with tree risk mitigation techniques. The classroom session will provide a discussion of relevant urban tree hazard issues along with a field portion practicing utilizing the ISA Basic Tree Risk Assessment form.

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Understory Planting: Making Trees a Priority

Presented by ReScape CA

Date: Wednesday, July 26th, from 2 to 4 pm
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland
Cost: $30-$35

Our existing and mature trees are an invaluable resource. Cutting down a mature tree today is an obvious way to get rid of it, but did you know that trying to design around mature trees can kill them just as surely? Or on the flip-side, we can kill our new landscape project by installing it in a place and with plants selected that can’t deal with being under a nearby tree.

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Firescaping: Planting Against Fire

Presented by ReScape CA

Date: Tuesday, August 22nd, from 4 to 6 pm
Location: Preservation Park, Oakland
Cost: $30-$35

Understanding how fire operates is the first step in preventing fires from starting in the first place, and if they do, minimizing the damage to property and loved ones! We will look at why fire is such a hot (haha) topic – where it comes from, how it operates, and what feeds it.  In understanding fire’s preferences, we can make better decisions in the landscape’s design, management, and maintenance practices to keep people, wildlife, and our properties safe.  The investment in preventing fire is work a lot more than a pound of post-fire cure!

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Sustainable Urban Gardening Speaker Series

Date: Saturdays, March 11th through September 9th, from 2 to 4 pm
Location: 4500 Lincoln Ave.

The Plant Exchange, based in Oakland, is offering this Speaker Series from March 11 until September 9. Each event will feature an experienced professional who will provide simple, yet effective methods of maximizing city living practices, reuse and environmental stewardship.  

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LEAF Workshop Series

Date: Saturdays, from 11 am to 12:30 pm
Location: LEAF Center @ California Nursery Historical Park
Niles Blvd. at Nursery Avenue, Fremont

LEAF is a volunteer organization bringing people together to grow healthy pesticide free food and to learn about environmentally sustainable gardening and ecological practices.

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