These heritage trees are iconic and historic. Many have survived a number of Santa Barbara’s fires and wind storms over the last century. Including the 1990 Painted Cave Fire. We have aerial images from 1928 showing many of these trees.
We would like to see them preserved as-is to live out their natural lives. The CI Date palms life span is 200-300 years.
Blue gum eucalyptus can live 200-400 years in Australia…possibly, longer here in SB. They are healthy and not close to the end of their life cycle.
We need to be a voice for them before they are forever silenced.
We ask you to support our efforts to save the Modoc Preserve and other open spaces…and, urban tree belts and greenbelts…
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!