Mike is working hard on re-oaking strategies for Napa and California. We are growing trees to be used for restoring native oaks to parts of Napa. Sometimes the location for the oak planting is in a home landscape setting and is easier to care for the tree while it is getting established and other times there are challenges to get the tree up to a big enough size where watering, gophers, deer, erosion, cattle, other rodents, weeds ….. are not going to prevent success. The interest in reoaking is going up and up lately. We are experimenting with many different ideas to make it work. In this picture Mike is taking a break from dissecting test root balls to study the recovery of the tap root in a transplant. Brownie is available to help make farming fun.