Bob Jones Bike Trail in Avila
Lionel and Chrissy live near the Bob Jones Bike Trail and often hike and bike it. Last year it occurred to Lionel that parking lot was looking awfully desolate, and he took it upon himself to spruce it up. With the help of a few friends he planted seven redwoods and twenty-eight oaks, some from acorn and some from seedlings. Watering them by hand whenever he visited the trail, he watched them grow amazingly fast–already the two foot redwood sapling has grown taller than him! Many of the acorns grew too, verifying theories about the value of direct seeding as an effective and efficient planting method (after all, its nature’s preferred method for acorns). Unfortunately one of the trees was accidentally weed-wacked, but the caretaker is now aware of the trees’ presence and avoids them.