Workday - Halcon Planting Site

June 29, 2024

On Saturday, June 29, ten volunteers came out to help ALPS perform some maintenance at the Halcon Tree Planting Site located at the beginning of the Las Lomas Nature Trail.  The trail starts at the corner of Halcon Road and Calle Milano.  The site is home to 30 small oak seedlings.

The volunteers removed weeds from around the base of the seedling and then put down a nice thick layer of mulch (wood chips donated by Sam's Tree Service).  The mulch helps reduce future weed growth and keeps the soil around the seedling from drying out during the summer months.  The volunteers then re-installed the "browse cages" around the seedlings to keep deer from browsing on the tender oak leaves.

The crew then went to the Alondra Planting Site to remove eight big cages from around the larger trees which are growing fine and no longer need protection.

Carl and Judy loading up mulch to put around the trees!

Mark and Deborah putting mulch around an oak seedling.

Cory hauling away some of the weeds removed from the trees.

Brent and Meg giving the trees some TLC.

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