Volunteers plant acorns to create oak woodlands outside St. Helena
Twenty-six volunteers planted 83 trees on city property between the wastewater treatment plant and Zinfandel Lane, and just east of the redwood grove planted in 2012. The planting was part of an effort to mitigate the loss of trees due to construction of the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
“It’s important to build now for our future so we’ll have trees throughout all of our cities … knowing that we’re living through climate change, drought and fires,” Chouteau said. “We need to build the resilient community we want.” Napa RCD will return in a few weeks to add mulch to the freshly planted area. A few hundred feet to the west, roughly 1,000 redwoods are scheduled to be planted in the redwood grove.