|Beginning of the Montclair Railroad Bike/Ped trail.|
|This is what the whole trail can look like, minus the re-sprouting broom.|
These photos highlight the beauty of the trail and documents the vegetation management challenge.
|French broom and eucalyptus are a vegetation management nightmare.|
A good portion of the trail is infested with invasive species that tend to form monocultures, like french broom and Eucalyptus Globulus.
|Eucalyptus branch suppressing an oak sapling.|
|French broom re-sprouts|
There are some hidden gems under the invasive canopy.
|Madrone in the corporation yard|
|Manzanita under eucalyptus, surrounded by broom.|
By managing the vegetation properly, pulling instead of cutting broom, treating stumps with herbicide to prevent re-sprouts, and cutting the annual grasses in the spring when the seeds are soft, will make future vegetation management easier.