Sunday, February 24, 2013

Arbor Day, 2013

Kah Tai uplands, February 23, 2013
Yesterday was officially declared Arbor Day by our City Council so that the planting at Kah Tai would be our official Arbor Day event.

A group of thirteen volunteers planted 130 native plants and shrubs in the uplands. In the woodland, we settled in snowberry, Indian plum and baldhip roses to provide some competition for the invasives recently removed.

Pacific dogwood, mock orange, blue elderberry and red-flowering currant were added along the upland trails.

It's late winter and the park is poised for spring. It is anything but barren. Compare this photo with the one posted in January 2013, an image of Kah Tai from a similar perspective in the late 1970s.  You can click on the photo to enlarge it.