Oak replanting ceremony at Jack Londonís Beauty Ranch
Saturday October 26th 2019 -
On Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. Breck Parkman, California State Parks Senior State Archaeologist, writer, photographer and world traveler, will conduct a special blessing at a ceremony organized to mark the historic restoration of Beauty Ranch by planting new oak trees.
Jack London Park Partners and the Department of Parks and Recreation have developed a plan to plant oak seedlings grown from acorns collected throughout Beauty Ranch to re-establish shade trees that have died or had to be removed for public safety due to their age and health.
This has significantly changed the character of Beauty Ranch from the time London lived there, realizing his vision for sustainable farming practices.
Historic photos were used to determine planting locations with the help of State Parks Historian Kathleen Kennedy. During Jack Londonís time on the property there were three large oak trees near the cottage that he would write underneath and reference in his writings. Oaks will be planted here in addition to the picnic areas, to improve the visitor experience. Come see for yourself and help celebrate this historic occasion.
This event is sponsored by Kenwood Vineyards. Jack London State Historic Park is located at the end of London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen.