Goleta Valley Beautiful News
February 2006 Office address: 5638 Hollister Suite 200D Goleta CA 93117  Phone: 683-0121 Website; www.goletavalleybeautiful.org

Mailing address PO Box 6756 Goleta CA 93160-6756 GVB cell phone 252-1952, E-mail kennethknight@cox.net
Don^t know much about trees but want to learn more?  Come to our all new Basic Young Tree Care Workshop on Feb 4, with a Project Learning Tree Workshop in the afternoon

  1. GVB Community Service opportunities -
General public welcome, especially jr.high to college students.  No experience necessary.  We provide tools, supervised training and refreshments. Please call 252-1952 at least one day in advance to volunteer and receive specific updated instructions about meeting locations, and potential rescheduling due to weather conditions.  You can also volunteer by sending an e-mail togvbvolunteer@gmail.com

Date & TimeLocationProject
Wed Feb 1 8-11 am Girsh Park Plant 5 trees in parkways along Phelps
Sat Feb 4    8 am - noon Goleta. Union Board Room Free Basic Young Tree Care Workshop II  for tree novices.  Learn how to plant and prune trees and how to lead tree care projects.
Sat Feb 4      1 – 5 pm Goleta. Union Board Room Project Learning Tree Workshop for environmental educators. No charge.
Wed. Feb 8,15,22 8-11 am Girsh Park Plant street trees in parkways next to sidewalks along Phelps and Storke Rd. 
Sat. Feb 11, 18, 25  9-noon Unincorporated Goleta Valley Planting and maintenance of street trees in the unincorporated area of Goleta Valley each Saturday morning
Sun. Feb 12 1-4 pm Isla Vista Help plant trees for the Jewish Tree New Year, Tu B^Shvat 
Ongoing Winchester Canyon Entry Weeding of entryway and planting of replacements.  E-mail  Kris O^Leary-Hayes at Skohayes1@aol.com to assist with ongoing maintenance.
Sat Feb 11 & 25  9 – 11 am Various locations Contact Don & Judy Nason of Cambridge Community Church at 964-0436 to help with litter clean-up crews on the 2nd & 4th Sat
Ongoing graffiti clean-up Various locations Report graffiti to Ed Graper at 964-7117 or e-mail edgraper@yahoo.com Contact Ed if you would like to help remove graffiti in your area. Supplies and training provided
Ongoing -Develop your own project In your neighborhood Goleta Valley Beautiful will provide resources and expertise to youth groups and service organizations interested in developing tree planting, maintenance, educational and clean-up programs in public areas.  Call 252-1952 to develop a project.
Sat March 4 9 am to Noon Girsh Park Celebrate California Arbor Day with Tree Planting, Honor Tree Maintenance and lunch
      2. GVB Award of the Month
February 2006 Residential - 6141 Stow Canyon Road, Goleta 93117, residence of Judy McClain.
January 2006 Residential - 6286 Momouth Avenue, Goleta 93117, residence of Richard Cutner and Anne Azia,
           You can nominate your favorite Goleta Valley Residential property by downloading a nomination form. 

Click here to see and download the nomination form

     For residential properties contact Bonnie Freeman at  683-1878, for all other categories (Multifamily residence, Sustainable Development, Home Owners Association, Preservation of Goleta Valley, Public/Institutional, Open Space, Shopping Center, Commercial Orchard, Open), contact Phebe Mansur at 685-2277 or call 252-1952. Look for articles in the Valley Voice and the SB News Press. 

    3. GVB News Tidbits  
- Feb 4 Basic Young Tree Care 2 Workshop - For those of you novices who want to know more about the basics of tree planting and maintenance, we again have enlisted the talents of expert arborists and urban foresters to explain the basics in just one Saturday morning.  We have included all new material from last year^s workshop, which attracted over 80 participants.  The workshop is sponsored by the Central Coast Urban Forest Council and all of the South Coast ^Beautiful^ organizations.  Lunch is included and there is no charge, but you must register in advance.  See the registration flier at the end of this newsletter.  This workshop and the Project Learning Tree workshop require separate registration.
- Feb 4 Project Learning Tree Workshop -  In one Saturday afternoon, teachers and environmental educators will learn curriculum-approved methods for incorporating tree and urban forest themed environmental activities into your lesson plans.  Led by trainers from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Channel Islands National Park, participants will be provided extensive lesson plans and activities to try out and take with you.  Lunch is included and there is no charge, but you must register in advance.  See the registration flier at the end of this newsletter.  This workshop and the Basic Young Tree Care 2 Workshop require separate registration.
- GVB listed twice in new phonebooks - After 32 years of not being in the phonebook at all, Goleta Valley Beautiful is now in the phone twice, once under our office at 5638 Hollister Room 200D, and second under the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, who will forward calls to us.  Now you have multiple ways to reach us!  Our cell phone 252-1952, still remains unlisted since it is not ties to a residential location.
Record breaking tree planting month - The 131 trees we planted in January broke our previous monthly planting record of 120 trees set back in February 2001, when we planted 120 trees.  We had help from Bill Nolan and the California Conservation Corps to plant trees in the medians around the City of Goleta.  In addition to time constraints, the CCC is more experienced at planting under hazardous situations in the middle of the road than our normal crew of volunteers
Rosemary ^Zea^ Bauer joins GVB Board of Directors - Rosemary Bauer, also known as Zea to her friends, joins the GVB Board of Directors this month.  Zea works with the Los Padres Council of the Boy Scouts of America and she will be working to strengthen our links with youth groups in the area.  Welcome aboard!  We currently have one vacancy open on the Board of Directors.  For information, contact President Laura Funkhouser at 683-0121.  
    March 4 California Arbor Day celebration at Girsh Park - Celebrate California Arbor Day (technically March 3 on Luther Burbank^s birthday) with a tree planting and Honor tree maintenance day at Girsh Park on Saturday March 4.  We^ll follow it up with a hot dog and hamburger lunch for volunteers at the Girsh Park Community Center.  

4. Event results/kudos

GVB Tree Planting and Care last month 
TreesSpeciesLocation Date HrsAction
5 Ginkgo, Podacarpus Amherst, GVJH 1/4/06 15 Tree planting
0 Various Kaiser, Kodiak, San Marcos, Turnpike 1/7/06 19 Root Shields
0 30  Brisbane Box Cathedral Oaks Rd 1/8/06 3 Pruning, stake removal
0 100 15 gal storage containers GVB Storage area 1/11/06 15 Preparing mulch
9 Metrosideros Kodiak 1/14/06 25 Tree Planting
7 Geijera, Torrey, Flame Girsh Park 1/16/06 18 Tree Planting
23 CLO,Sycamore,Jacaranda.,Pistache Cathedral Oaks, Fairview 1/17/06 CCC Tree Planting
21 Sycamore.,Arbutus,Jacaranda, Pistache. Northgate,Fairview 1/18/06 CCC Tree Planting
1 ironwood Stat 11/CO Road 1/18/06 18 Replacement/Maintenance
22 CLO,Olive,Fern Pine, Ironwood Storke, Hollister 1/19/06 CCC Tree planting
23 Live oak, Island Oak, Brisbane,Sycamore,Pine Storke,Hollister, Northgate 1/20/06 CCC Tree Planting
8 Brisbane,Pistache Turnpike,Douglas 1/21/06 43 Tree Planting
4 Oak, redbud,Toyon Winchester Canyon Entry 1/21/06 30 Planting and maintenance
0 40 Brisbane Box Los Carneros Rd, CO 1/21/06 6 Maintenance
0 Mulch and compost GVB storage yard 1/25/06 15 Maintenance
8 Gingko and pistache Kaiser 1/28/06 32 Tree Planting
0 30 Coast Live Oaks Optimist Grove 1/28/06 35 Tree maintenance
0 various Win II, Bella Vista 1/29/06 6 Tree inventory
0 Various Devereux 7 days 0 Repot, plant
131 Total trees planted na na 350 Volunteer hrs
    Thanks this month to tree workers Armando  and the Work Training Programs Crew, to UCSB Interns Stella Faturos and Jianna Ten Brinke for assistance with our urban forest research and inventory work, to our Volunteer Trainers George Jimenez and Dan Condon (yes, he is back to defrost before returning to Michigan next month), to Volunteer Coordinator Scott Bull, To Damian and the Devereux Greenhouse workers, area Optimist Clubs, and all our wonderful volunteers

Neighborhood Cleanups  - On 1/14/06 the Nasons collected one 32-gallon bag full in 2.5 person-hours on Fairview from Holiday Hill to Cathedral Oaks, on Cathedral Oaks from Fairview to Los Carneros, and on Los Carneros. from Cathedral to the freeway.  On 1/21, they collected  three  32-gallon equivalent bags over 2.5 man-hours, along Cathedral Oaks from Santa Margarita to Los Carneros, along Los Carneros. down to the overpass and beyond to Los Carneros Way, along Los Carneros Way to Hollister, and along Calle Real from La Patera to the back driveway into Orchard.    This week^s specialty was 3 half-full gallon jugs of milk!    On 1/28, they collected 2 equivalent orange bags in 3 person hours.  They worked Cathedral Oaks from Santa Margarita to Los Carneros, down Los Carneros to 101, back along Calle Real to the last bend near the Highway Patrol, along Cathedral from Kellogg to Patterson, and down Patterson to about Parejo.  Unusually heavy on empty cigarette packs this time.  Don, Judy and their group do projects on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. GVB will sponsor cleanups with your neighborhood groups at your request, just call 252-1952 

City Park Tree Inventory continues - Volunteers helping with the tree inventories within the City of Goleta include Soumil Mehta and Dan Condon.  More volunteers needed.   Call 683-0121

5. Water Kings and Queens. - Please water young trees planted within the last two years!  The anticipated winter rains were very light in January and indications are that early February will be dry too, which makes supplemental watering necessary.  One deep watering (about 20 gallons-no runoff) every 2 weeks should be adequate. 

6. Welcome New/Renewing donor members - R designates renewing member  
Thanks to our donor members--we don^t exist without you.  Members who have not yet renewed will be getting reminder calls.  There is an unusually large number of late renewals this year.  Please note that we provide donation receipts upon request.
Benefactors  Marc Bradley and Lori Roper-R
Business Sponsors (send us your 150 word ad and we^ll include in a future newsletter) - Community West Bank-R, Charles V. Eckert III-R, Bella View Windows-R, Merlyn Cummings-R
Honor Tree Members - Elizabeth Malloy
Family Donor Members -Lois and Stanley Abbott-R
Supporting Donor members - Jane Honikmann-R, Goleta Engineering-R, Sue Brogan-R, Steve and Beverly Balash-R, Dan and LuAnn Condon-R,
  Basic Donor Members - Gerald Liponi-R, Betty and Lawrence Fitch-R, R. O. Sandow-R, Phil Walker and Cynthia Brock-R, Duke McPherson-R, George Relles-R, Jim Pierson and Melanie Jacobsen-R, Carol Thompson-R, James and Ella Markham-R, Linda Graver-R, Joyce Berger-R
Donor Members-  Charles and Margaret Hamilton-R, Liz and Robert Hasch-R, Lynn Reed and Marc Baragona-R

Thanks for discounts/donations/reduced prices and services from Pacifica Suites, Camino Real Marketplace, CopyRight, West Covina Nurseries, Devereux of California, and all of our business sponsors listed on our website www.goletavalleybeautiful.org.  We appreciate the ongoing coverage of our events in the Santa Barbara News Press (thanks to Marilyn and Karna), The Santa Barbara Independent (thanks to George -Great insert on 1/12!), and The Valley Voice (thanks to John).