FALLBROOK — Save Our Forest, always planning ways to enhance local roads and byways, planted 16 new trees in Fallbrook on a recent Saturday morning.
Old Stage Road was the scene where the early morning planting took place. Contestants in the Miss Fallbrook pageant also took part. This year the theme of the pageant, sponsored by CAST Productions, is volunteerism and community service.
The area at the back of Village Market, like many others, was part of a yearly problem with large trees that grew into power lines. This costly task that SDG&E faces each year – pruning trees on private property that invade power lines – shows up in everyone’s electric bills. Susan Shinn, the property owner, took charge of the problem and cut down the towering eucalyptus trees.
Replacing those eucalyptus are Cercis Candensis (redbuds), which will grow to only about 15 feet high and the same width. They will provide beautiful blossoms in early spring and enhance an otherwise drab section of roadway.
Save Our Forest volunteers have scheduled another planting in the community for late March at the eastern entrance in Fallbrook.