Project Title: Baywood Elementary School Tree Planting
Description: Students, parents, teachers, and Lionel collaborated in the fall of 2003 to plant the schools barren fence line with live oaks, which have now grown tall. In the fall of 2007, Lionel returned to the site and planted five island oaks in the parking lot dividers. Since the project began, the school has initiated a dunes restoration project on its grounds, as well as planted nearly two dozen more oaks grown from acorns collected nearby by students and parents. OCE is currently planning to landscape the parking lot with low-maintenance, drought tolerant natives, simultaneously educating students and parents about the appropriate landscaping.
OCE Work History:
Fall of 2004 – original planting
Fall of 2007 – parking lot planted
6.25.2009 – one island oak replanted
Project Status: original planting established, monitoring parking lot planting, planning landscaping
6.25.2009 – We stopped by to mulch and replace one dead island oak and found that the sprinkler system had been repaired. Old oaks are jumping. – Greg