Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

New York Times: In the beginning, before stylized images of oak trees started appearing on T-shirts, bumper stickers and even Mayor Libby Schaaf’s election-night earrings in November, there were actually oak woodlands in Oakland. And while this may be the largest city in America named after a tree, these days there are very few of the oaks left. Thus began the fledgling campaign to “re-oak” Oakland, which started on a recent weekend when a team of volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 saplings of coast live......

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