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Conn Creek and Rector Creek Riparian Enhancement Projects: Invasive Non-Native Eucalyptus and Tree-of-Heaven Removal and Native Plant Revegetation

This project was conducted in collaboration with multiple landowners: Beringer Vineyards, Heitz Cellars, and Krug Winery, all certified Fish Friendly Farming program participants. It involved removal of non-native, invasive Acacia, giant reed, eucalyptus, Himalayan blackberry, tree-of-heaven, blue periwinkle, and fennel from several miles along Conn Creek and Rector Creek, tributaries to the Napa River in Napa County. The sites were then revegetated with native plants. Project funding was provided by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

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Eucalyptus removal on Conn Creek. Native trees were installed in
winter 2008-2009 by CLSI, Jack Neal and Son, and Heitz Cellars.

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Stump of invasive eucalyptus cut to allow for native plant restoration with live oak seedling germinating after cut.


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Tree of heaven on Rector Creek prior to removal.


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Rector Creek after tree of heaven removal. Native trees were
installed in winter 2008-2009 by Beringer Vineyards and CLSI.

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Native trees were installed in winter 2010.

 

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