The university wanted to clear trees in the hills in 2013 to prevent wildfires but a successful lawsuit stopped the efforts.
It’s not yet common, but in high-risk fire neighborhoods, Berkeley Hills residents may find that keeping their home insurance depends on how well their neighbors prune their property.
Tim Wallace, a UC Berkeley economist, served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, canoed the length of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers and co-founded the Claremont Canyon Conservancy.
After years of opposition and lawsuits, Cal has succeeded in cutting down eucalyptus trees near campus.
Thanks to a group of volunteers who stepped up to take care of this hillside trail, many walkers are now enjoying the benefits of hiking it.
A Eucalyptus tree on the Claremont Canyon fire trail is enveloped in woven bark. Photo: Mark Humbert Mark Humbert and Karin Evans were walking along the path leading up Claremont Canyon when they spotted this new art form: bark bombing. Some industrious soul had woven strips of bark into a mat and hung it up […]
Eucalyptus is one of the non-native tree species that would be cut down under UC Berkeley’s fire risk reduction plan. Photo: Tracey Taylor Eucalyptus is one of the non-native tree species that would be cut down under UC Berkeley’s fire risk reduction plan. Photo: Tracey Taylor UC Berkeley has sought federal funds to cut down […]
The Great Horned Owl chick in its nest on the Claremont Canyon fire trail on April 24. Photo: Lee Aurich The owl chick that has been drawing crowds of fascinated adults and children to Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon trail, where its parents made a nest in a Eucalyptus tree some weeks ago, will soon began to […]
The Great Horned Owl chick in its nest in a Eucalyptus tree on Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon trail is maturing rapidly. Photos: prettiephotos The Great Horned Owl chick in its nest in a Eucalyptus tree on Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon trail is maturing rapidly. Photos: prettiephotos The Great Horned Owl nest on the Claremont Canyon fire trail […]
A rattlesnake, about 3 feet long, crossing the Claremont Canyon fire trail Tuesday evening. Photo: Tracey Taylor Berkeley’s Claremont Canyon fire trail, one of the city’s most popular spots for swift bouts of aerobic hiking, is also a source of regular diversions. Last week it was an intriguing note, taped to a barrier at the […]
Berkeleysider Alan Saldich has a question for certain Berkeley dog owners: why don’t they dispose of the poop after they’ve gone to the trouble of scooping it? “It really amazes me that dog owners go to all the admittedly gross effort (which I exert several times a day) to pick up feces in a little […]
Anyone taking a hike up the Claremont Canyon fire trail recently will have seen that two neighboring Eucalyptus trees, located on the second stretch of path after the first hair-pin turn, were ripped from the ground, we assume by the high winds and rain Berkeley has been experiencing over the past few days. The trees […]