oak trees

Preserve our native oaks

A local group, “Citizens for Tree Preservation,” was formed after the shocking clear-cut of an oak forest by a developer on property near Sierra College Boulevard and Interstat ...

Retail center good choice

Rocklin city council members have approved the development of a 23,600-square-foot retail center on Sierra College Boulevard. I believe that this was a good decision because buildi ...

Rocklin tree funds stagnate

Citizens for Tree Preservation (CTP), a new local group, has asked the city of Rocklin to purchase and preserve a beautiful nine-acre parcel as a passive park at the corner of Sier ...

Oak tree removal angers community

The proposed Rocklin Commons retail development at the junction of Granite Drive, Sierra College Boulevard and Interstate 80 is attracting attention. The shops haven’t open, nor ...

Fall into Placer Nature Center’s autumn lineup

What better way to prepare for fall than to gently meander along a scenic nature path and learn about seven different varieties of oak trees, or take a geology tour on the Quarry T ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Red spots on oak leaves could be mites, gall wasps

Question: The leaves of my oak tree have red spots on them. Is this a problem? Answer: The spots are most likely caused by erineum mites or gall wasps. Both cause only cosmetic d ...