Five thousand years ago, a pine and oak forest extended from San Francisco to San Diego. Today, Cambria is one of five native habitat sites of Monterey Pines. Cambria has three stands of coastal Monterey Pine forest, which define its character. Greenspace’s 3,000 Tree Initiative will restore some of that forest.
Greenspace - The Cambria Land Trust, at its Earth Day Festival in late April, launched a tree planting project, enlisting 37 families, households, and three schools in the Cambria area to start over 3,000 Monterey Pine seedlings. Each of these households has taken under their care a growing rack of 98 individual tubes, filled with soil mix and topped with a Monterey Pine seed. Seeds germinated and are now growing into young trees.
In partnership with California State Parks, Greenspace tree growers and volunteers will have the opportunity to plant these seedlings on State Parks land just north of San Simeon Creek Campground.
The rain has come, the land has been prepped, and we are ready to plant! If you grew your own rack or just want to come support the effort, fill out the form below to reserve your space!
***UPDATE*** Our 3,000 Trees Have Been Planted!
From the south, take Highway 1 North through Cambria for 4 miles. Turn right onto San Simeon Creek Rd. Next, turn left onto Van Gordon Creek Rd. Parking is available along Van Gordon Creek Rd.
Upon arrival, you will need to fill out a liability waver from California State Parks.
Be sure to bring:
- Gardening tools (if you have them)
- Water bottle
- Jacket or wear layers
Narrative by Linda Poppenheimer - Daniel Garnett and I are two of thirty-seven individuals and families growing Monterey pine tree seedlings from seeds to reforest a section of our local forest. Click to continue reading
#3000Trees Initiative Bulletin from Rick Hawley, Founder and Property Manager - Greenspace kicked off our #3000Trees Initiative at our Earth Day celebration on April 21, 2019. Click to continue reading
Thank you to our amazing volunteers, nonprofits, agencies, musicians and community for attending and contributing to the success of our Second Annual Earth Day in Cambria on April 21, 2019! Click to continue reading