Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Red Car Property, Riverside Drive: Black Walnuts Made A Brief Comeback

Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 6, 2016.  The protected native Black Walnut Trees that were mostly chopped down a year earlier, had staged a comeback by summer 2016.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 9, 2015.  A year ago, after brush clearance on both the Red Car Property and the 13 Riverside Lots below, the future was not looking so good for the protected native Black Walnuts.  The trees suffered through years of drought, combined with overzealous or perhaps intentional butchering of the new growth around the old stumps of the Black Walnut Trees butchered in 2014.  And yet the Red Car Property owner could not bother to take down the dead Eucalyptus that had been alive in summer 2013.  The Eucalyptus, Coast Live Oak and everything upslope from the property line marker, is on the Red Car Property.