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In San Francisco, A Dying Forest Waits for Action

July 23, 2014 by Becca Andrews

Mount Sutro’s once-thriving blue gum eucalyptus trees are dying. At the moment, though, there's no approved environmental impact report for maintenance, and in the absence of major work conditions are deteriorating fast.

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Should I kill invasive trees with herbicides?

September 13, 2013 by Lech Naumovich

An Oakland resident wants to know how to kill off invasive trees from her garden.

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Bay Area native plants play it safe, biologically speaking

March 14, 2013 by Jacoba Charles

Bay Area plant species bloom to their own tune. Our plants are always sending something out, but they've also learned to play it safe.

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Wildlands Restoration Team

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

An all-volunteer organization devoted to restoration work in the Santa Cruz Mountains, especially focused on removal of invasive plants.

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USDA – Invasive Weeds Research Unit

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Develops new methods for managing invasive plant species in rangeland, riparian, and aquatic ecosystems. Headquartered in Albany in the East Bay, with offices in Davis and Reno.

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San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Invasive Spartina Project is a coordinated regional effort among local, state and federal organizations dedicated to preserving California's extraordinary coastal biological resources through the elimination of introduced species of Spartina (cordgrass).

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Bay Area Early Detection Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Bay Area Early Detection Network (BAEDN) is a collaborative partnership that coordinates Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) to infestations of invasive plants, proactively dealing with new outbreaks before they can grow into large and costly environmental threats. Join the effort!

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Containing an Invasive Weed at Thornewood Preserve

January 01, 2012 by Aleta George

Thornewood Open Space Preserve above the town of Woodside isn't easy to find--unless you're a weed. This area is the only site in California where the plant has been found, but this invasive perennial bunchgrass native to Eurasia and North Africa has infested 10,000 acres in Oregon. A project from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District aims to make sure that doesn’t happen here.

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The Crazy Broom Lady of the Oakland Hills

January 01, 2011 by Wendy Tokuda

Longtime television anchorwoman Wendy Tokuda now spends many days in the East Bay hills, finding endangered manzanitas and communing with pileated woodpeckers. All because of her obsession with an invasive weed called French broom. And her years of effort are paying off.

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Book Review: California’s Fading Wildflowers

October 01, 2008 by Cathleen Caffrey

by Richard A Minnich, University of California Press, 2008, 344 pages, $49.95. This scholarly book by a UC professor of ...

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