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The Oaks are in the Ground! La Jolla Tribe Hosts Planting Party

Over 70 young oaks return to their home at the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians reservation, planted by partners and researchers at San Diego State University, as part of the Resilient Restoration project.


Participants equipped with shovels and tools plant the oaks into the ground, next to a slope with mature oaks and other chaparral species.

Climate Science Alliance partners at San Diego State University (SDSU) and its Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management (IEMM) facilitated an oak planting party at the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians reservation. The oaks were propagated by SDSU and IEMM researchers back in 2021, with the guidance and help from Southern California Tribes. In mid-March, the acorns gathered at La Jolla made their way home, as they were mature enough to be placed in the ground.



Thank you to all participating partners, including La Jolla Fire Chief and Alliance Advisor Wes Ruise Jr. and La Jolla Natural Resource Director Joelene Tamm, for contributing to the day's events. We wish a good homecoming to these young oak trees.


This effort is a part of our Resilient Restoration project.


Participants stand together for a group photo, smiling, in front of a field of mature oaks under a cloudy sky.

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