Oak Plantings

Coastal Live Oak Planting

Year: 

2014

Size: 

1.3 acres

Location: 

Northwest corner of Coal Oil Point Reserve

Funding: 

Goleta Valley Beautiful

Purpose: 

The reserve has a few scattered oak trees.  The planting of 150 Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) on the northwest corner of the reserve aims to provide new habitat for wildlife.  Oaks may or may not have existed there before, but similar natural areas nearby have patches of oak trees mixed in with coastal scrub (for example, Mariposa Reina to the north).  Plants were grown by Goleta Valley Beautiful from seeds collected in the Devereux and San Jose Creek watersheds.