DOCENT LED BIKE TOUR 2019

The tour begins at 9:00 AM at theThe NE corner of Third St. and Court St. The tour will head north on Third Street to Beamer Street. All participants must have bicycle helmets.

The theme for this year’s bike tour of historic Woodland neighborhoods is “Historic Boundaries and Classic neighborhoods”. The tour will begin at the post office parking lot and head north on Third Street to Beamer Street. Continuing through Beamer Park via West Keystone will take riders through Woodland’s earliest planned development, begun in 1918 and finished about forty years later. The many different housing styles reflect the changing fashions in home design. Riders will then head south on College Street, following the original boundary lines of Woodland, wending their way through neighborhoods of Victorians, Craftsman bungalows, Spanish Revival homes to the Train Depot. The tour will then return to the Post Office.

The tour is about four miles of flat street, and will take about an hour.

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OUR COMMUNITY FOREST: LANDMARK TREES BIKE TOUR   New Tour

Trees, they define Woodland: the “City of Trees.” This has been Woodland’s motto since at least 1930. But the community’s identification with its trees stretches back to 1861 when the town’s godmother, Gertrude Freeman gave Woodland its name. Some of the monarch valley oaks from that era still remain, although they are gradually disappearing due to old age, disease, and removal. Once the scene of thousands of valley oaks, today Woodland contains less than 900 of these native oaks measuring over 12 inches in diameter, mixed among a wide variety of trees planted in abundance by Woodland citizens throughout its history. Some of these prominent species, including valley oaks, cork oak, American elm, paradox walnut and Canary Island palms, have been designated city landmarks. Discover these amazing trees and others by strapping on your helmet and following Woodland Tree Foundation board member Rolf Frankenbach on a leisurely ride around the core area as he discusses current efforts to preserve and expand the community forest. Learn where Woodland’s largest and oldest trees are found, how the age of large oaks are determined, where world-renowned horticulturalist Luther Burbank’s walnut tree is planted, the whereabouts of a “fossil” tree on a school campus, and efforts to reintroduce oaks to Woodland. Look for acorns to collect, germinate and plant to contribute to the growth of Woodland’s community forest as we work together to cool our planet.

10:30 AM Tour will begin at City Park, corner of Oak/Walnut streets

Docent: Rolf Frankenbach, Woodland Tree Foundation