26 JULY 2018
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  MEETING PLACE: University Club
Alumni Room
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: Chef Emma West,
owner of Santa Barbara's late, famed Julienne Restaurant.
Her expertise in farm to table food shines on Satellite's ever-evolving menu.
  TOPIC: Farm to Table Menus
  Please bring a plant for the plant exchange!


28 July 2018,
30 July 2018,   &
2 Aug 2018
  TIME: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  Meeting Place: El Carro Entrance to
Santa Monica Creek Trail,
Carpinteria. Details below.


PAST MEETING SPEAKER: Tim Downey, Urban Forest Superintendent, City of Santa Barbara, Parks & Recreation.

Tim provided a great deal of information regarding the urban forest in Santa Barbara.

The city provides an interactive "Mapping Analysis & Printing System" which can be used to retrieve information regarding geographic data. It's a GIS (Geographic Information System), which can provide specific information for the specified area.

Courtesy of Tim, the details on utilizing that system to identify specific trees are supplied herein.

Begin by directing your browser to:

Mapping Analysis and Printing System

Click “Launch the Mapping & Printing System”, (the teal box). You will then be required to agree to the terms and conditions by checking the “Yes I Agree” box and clicking “Continue”. The map will then launch. Zoom in to the area of map where you want to see trees. It is important to do this because it will give you better resolution when you turn on attributes. In the example below it is zoomed in to the University Club.

butterfly and bee

Now look to the left of where it says “I want to” in the blue box. There is an arrow, then an x, then a list symbol then the word “Layers”. Below the word layers are attributes that can be turned on or off. Scroll down to where it says “vegetation”. Click the plus sign to the left of the word vegetation and check the box that says “Tree Inventory”. Then the map should look like this:

Vegitation shown

Please note the trees are now showing and the common names are visible. If you would like more detail about the individual tree look above the word Layers, there is an identify tool. Click identify and then click the tree symbol right where the trunk meets the canopy for the tree you want more information about. Then it should look like this:

Vegitation shown

As you can see a King Palm has been selected. Clicking on the word king palm on the left will elucidate the details for the given tree. It will include the address the tree is associated with, (may not be the actual physical address), Botanical Name and other details.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

butterfly and bee


The meeting place on Saturday, July 28th, Monday, July 30th & Thursday Aug 2nd for the Santa Monica Creek Trail Beautification in Carpinteria is at the west end of El Carro, as shown on the map below. We'll be planting native species, spreading mulch, and weeding.

butterfly and bee

To get there from Santa Barbara, travel south on 101, exit Carpinteria Avenue. Turn left at the light. Then travel straight, past the stop sign, to El Carro where you turn left. Proceed to the end of the street. Optionally, RSVP with Ray Kolbe for lunch or call to arrange carpools at (805) 705-3429 . Brings hoes, pitchforks, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc. Don't forget hats, gloves, sunscreen, and water!

Special Request: After the meeting on Thursday, July 26th I need help picking up plants from the SB Natives nursery. Please call (805) 705-3429 if you are able and willing to assist.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

butterfly in milkweed