Oakland launches Big Tree registry
What could be more “green” than identifying and preserving old, big trees? That is just what is happening in the City of Oakland.
The city has instituted a big tree registry “where Oakland residents may nominate trees that they believe are the largest specimen of their type.” The concept of a registry grew out of the loss of “what was believed to be Oakland’s oldest oak tree, the Champagne Oak, in Dimond Park in November 2005.”
Go to http://www.oaklandnet.com/big_tree_registry/home.asp to find out how to nominate a large tree, how to measure it and which are on the list. In addition, you will find Oakland’s tree regulations, photos and other information.