Folsom Point Memorial Tree Planting


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Folsom Point Memorial Tree Planting
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Plant up to two (2) blue oak seedlings (Quercus douglasii) at Folsom Point within Folsom State Recreation Area to serve as a memorial. The family will purchase, plant, and care for the tree with guidance and supervision from Department staff. Hand tools will be used to: • Scrape a ten-foot diameter area around planting site to bare mineral soil; • Dig a flat-bottomed hole three times the width and approximate depth to accommodate the root ball; • Mix excavated soil with weed free compost to backfill the hole; • Place biodegradable weed fabric over bare soil and cover with weed free mulch and wood chips; and • Use up to 4 metal t-posts to secure a temporary cage around each seedling to protect them from deer browsing.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
Department of Parks & Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park & Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 4; Section 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the minor alteration of existing public or private structures or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.


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