Palo Alto oaks, pines, and redwoods thriving after fire mimicry

23 06 2022

Yesterday I checked on several coast live oaks, ponderosa pines, a coast redwood, and a southern magnolia in Palo Alto, CA that I’ve treated with fire mimicry in recent years. The work began at one site about 14 years ago and at the other site 6 years ago. The photos at the 14-year site were taken at different seasons (winter vs. summer), so they are not an optimal comparison. Also, there was considerable construction around the trees and some limb removal since the original photos were taken. Still, it appears that these trees are thriving after fire mimicry treatments. Enjoy!

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Announcing the Fall 2022 Fire Mimicry & TEK Workshop

9 06 2022

The dates are set for our Fall 2022 Fire Mimicry and TEK workshop at Indian Canyon. The event will be held November 11-13 and hosted by Leo Lauchere and Ero Groski of EcoCamp Coyote in typical fossil fuel-free fashion. Fire Mimicry and TEK lessons will be conducted by myself, Lee Klinger, and Kanyon Sayer-Roods (Mutsun Ohlone). Here is the link to Early Bird tickets:

Upcoming talk hosted by the California Native Plant Society

3 06 2022

This coming Thursday (June 9) at 7:30 pm I will be presenting an online talk and discussion on “The Science and Practice of Fire Mimicry“, hosted by the Yerba Buena Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. The event is free and open to all. Please register for the Zoom conference at the link under my talk announcement here: