"R3" Tree Replacement Program
The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County sponsors a tree planting program that is very popular with residents of San Diego's back country, the "Re-Plant, Re-Grow & Re-Forest program (“R3”) Program." Over 1000 trees were planted in backcountry areas in January and February 2010, many in locations impacted by oak tree mortality contributed to goldspotted oak borer infestation. “R3” program success was achieved with community participation and volunteers from many partner agencies and organization.
"R3" Program Objectives:
- Replace dead and dying trees,
- Enhance wildlife habitat,
- Reduce erosion,
- Offset the decrease in carbon storage lost by trees removed or destroyed,
- Promote community involvement,
- Educate the community on proper tree care and maintenance, and
- Promote the importance of preserving our native forests and woodlands.
The "R3" Program is once again being offered to residents in 2011. For more information about this program visit www.rcdsandiego.org or contact the RCD office at (619) 562-0096.