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Wrapping up the Acorn Harvest

November 10, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for being involved with this year’s acorn harvest. The project has been a success even though this hasn’t been a great acorn season in the Sacramento region. Together we harvested 6,400 acorns from 19 different harvesting locations. With your help we have ensured the most diverse local native oak nursery stock which we will use to grow seedlings for the 2016-2017 planting season.

About half of these acorns will be grown by students through our Seed to Seedling program and the other half will be planted at our in house nursery. With a seedling oak retail purchase price of about $7, these acorns will allow us to produce over $40,000 worth of nursery stock with very little expense. This is one of many ways we ‘grow’ our funding and work to plant the next generation of urban forest trees.

Want to help us plant the trees grown from last years acorns? Volunteer planting events are now being posted at here for online sign up. Hope to see you out there!

It was a pleasure working with you and I hope to see you next fall!

Zarah and Janice