Day of Service: Ten Castle stewards got together for a day of parkway tree planting. Scott Rubel planted the young replacement for the sentry Live Oak, in the traditional spot. A black & white inset shows the old oak in 1963.
The old Live Oak was condemned in 2018 and later removed. Castle volunteers line up for a photograph against the west wall of Rubel Castle, standing behind the young oak with their shovels. Sandy Krause, Kathleen McPherson, Amy Wolkins (the organizer of this improvement project), Scott Rubel, Craig Woods, David Reiman, Ron Fleming, Oznic, Eric Butterworth. Sheharazad Fleming was on the crew, also. She’s behind the camera.
Fifteen trees were planted along the Live Oak and Palm Drive parkways with a variety of drought tolerant and native trees: Quercus berberidifolia, Scrub Oak; Ceanothus, Ray Hartman; Heteromeles arbutifolia, Toyon; Cercocarpus betuloides, Mountain Ironwood; Sambucus nigra subsp. cerulea Blue Elderberry