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Native Plants and Neurotoxins

It appears that Native Areas in San Francisco are again linked to toxic herbicides. We’ve posted earlier about Twin Peaks and Garlon/ Roundup. This time, it’s Imazapyr in Stern Grove. Imazapyr is sold under the brand name of “Habitat” when … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks in Bloom

Twin Peaks is covered with wildflowers. Right now, it’s mainly the white clusters of sweet alyssum (Lobularia)… But the yellow oxalis (oxalis bes-caprae) is beginning to flower, too, and soon there’ll be drifts of it all over the mountain… [ETA … Continue reading

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Herbicide Moratorium on Mt Sutro

Earlier on, we posted about the use of Roundup on the Aldea campus. (We had heard reports that it was used in the Mt Sutro Cloud Forest, too; but there were contrary reports at the October 19th meeting. Until we … Continue reading

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The Appalling Example of Twin Peaks

We always love going up to Twin Peaks, the place for the iconic view of our magnificent city. Recently, though, we were on a different mission: To look at Twin Peaks, not from Twin Peaks. This is a “native area” … Continue reading

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In the News: UCSF; Tree Planting; Native Herbicides

We’re starting a new feature here: In The News. We plan to post summaries of relevant news items (or other pieces from the internet), and comment on them. SAVING FORESTS IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFICIENT CLIMATE REMEDIES This article … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan Takes on Native Plant Ideology

Someone sent us a New York Times magazine article by author and UC Berkeley professor Michael Pollan, he of the locavore food fame. He describes the storm of letters he received when he published a story about his failed attempt … Continue reading

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Puzzled #6 – UCSF: Landslides

The sixth in our series of responses to UCSF’s July 9th letter. This is about potential landslides. We’ve included two maps from the FEMA application which clearly indicate this needs discussion. The letter asks, “Will the projects cause landslides that … Continue reading

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Puzzled #2 – UCSF: Roundup Herbicide

So, still considering the puzzling letter dated July 9, 2009. Today’s topic: Roundup Herbicide According to the letter, “UCSF is proposing to limit the use of herbicides to spot treatment of eucalyptus stumps, cut vines and blackberry roots only where … Continue reading

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