Reforestation Program

On January 3 & 4, 2014, Forest Unlimited had its annual tree planting event . 1,460 redwood seedlings were planted in partnership with St. Dorothy’s Rest. The plantings were done by over 90 volunteers over 2 days.

St. Dorothy’s Rest is a retreat center and camp in the redwoods of west Sonoma County located in Camp Meeker, a place of rest and renewal to over 400 campers and 2500 retreat guests annually. It was originally built in the 1930’s as a retreat for handicapped children. The property extends from the west side of Camp Meeker all the way to Willowside Road.

On St. Dorothy’s website, www.stdorothysrest.org, the event is described as HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

Forest Unlimited wants to thank all the volunteers for this and the many other successful plantings over the years to help complete our mission to protect, enhance, and restore the forests and watersheds of Sonoma County. Forest Unlimited has been organizing volunteers to plant redwood and oak seedlings on protected properties throughout Sonoma County for well more than a decade.
 

2013 Shone Farm Planting

In January of 2013 students for Santa Rosa Junior College and volunters planted 1400 redwoods and oaks on the Junior College’s Shone Farm.   It is an enjoyable time tramping around beautiful semiforested areas, learning about the proper planting methods and planting for future forests.   These trees will be sequestering carbon dioxide far into the future so this is a direct way you can fight global climate change.

 

 

Volunteers hard at work planting oaks

 

Forest Unlimited Reforestation Program co-Manager Carl Wahl explaining the proper way to plant redwood seedlings.

 

Shone Farm forestry Program Coordinator Kasey Wade demonstrates the proper way to plant an oak seedling.

 

Forest Unlimited Executive Director Rick Coates digs a home for an oak seedling..

 

Kimberly Burr caught in the act of planting an oak.

 

Forest Unlimited Reforestation Program co-ManagerBob Nelson discusses the progress of tree planting with Shone Farm Manager Leonard Diggs.

 

Is this fun or what?