May 30, 2015

The re-oaking concept developed by SFEI was featured in an article about Oakland and Silicon Valley.  First conceived in a paper in Restoration Ecology by SFEI and UC Santa Barbara scientists, re-oaking is the strategic reintroduction of oaks and other native trees to California's urban, suburban, and agricultural valleys to recover lost functions and values. The idea has been advanced in Napa Valley and Silicon Valley, where it is featured as part of the proposed Google campus. Stay tuned for the development of a regional strategy as part of  Resilient Silicon Valley. For more information on reoaking, visit our Re-Oaking page.


Featured image courtesy of BIG & Heatherwick Studios

Patricia Leigh Brown
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology