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Bowley Historic Forest Stand Reforestation

About Reforestation at the Bowley Historic Stand – Phase 1

This is the first of five reforestation phases within the Historic Forest Management Zone adjacent to Lincoln Boulevard, near Baker Beach. Approximately 40 dead and declining Monterey Pine trees will be removed on .84 acres of the north side of this island. We will replant with approximately 75 Pines of differing species to mitigate the pressures of Pitch Canker disease and a changing climate. We will also establish native plant species that provide food and habitat for native wildlife.

Bowley Stand Reforestation map

About Reforestation in the Presidio

Reforestation in the Presidio began in 2003. Since that time, more than 40 acres have been restored and 5,000 trees have been planted all around the park.

The Trust's reforestation has contributed to an uptick in bird diversity in the Presidio, a clear indication of a sustainable ecosystem. Dying trees also often get a second life in the park, repurposed as benches, fencing, and even artworks like Andy Goldsworthy's Spire, Wood Line, and Tree Fall, viewed by thousands of Presidio visitors each year.

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