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Alameda County Beekeepers Association

Meetings held each month on the Second Tuesday 7:30pm, at the Rotary Nature Center, at Lake Merritt. Website includes list of people who perform swarm removal and general beekeeping information. For help with bee swarms, 510-898-6696.

Alden Lane Nursery

Carries a large variety of bare root fruit tree, berries, wine grapes & table grapes as well as a Kids' Club that gives garden classes all summer to kids from 5-12 yrs. Open daily.

Alliance Environmental Group

Services include chemical-free heat based pest control (bed bugs, mites, rodents, cockroaches, termites), asbestos, mold and lead paint removal, demolition, air duct, dryer vent and kitchen hood cleaning, trauma clean-up.

Bay View Tree Service

They offer professional pruning, safe and efficient removal, and on site wood milling.

Bio Integral Resource Center BIRC

BIRC publishes journals on least- and nontoxic pest control; people can submit pest questions online to their experts. They will give some information out on the phone, but mostly refer people to the appropriate issue of their magazine. Publishes Least Toxic Pest Management Publications Catalogue; The Common Sense Pest Control Quarterly; and The IPM Practitioner. Website also lists pest control service providers who use IPM methods.

Brende and Lamb Tree Care

Native tree care, natural pruning for trees and shrubs. Lots of info on oaks, and related disease. Can supply large quantities (only) of wood chips for alternative fuel and ethanol production.

Building Raised Beds

Factsheet on building raised beds. Provides information on the ideal materials, depth, cost and ecological impact for backyard growing.

California Flora Nursery

Sells native and Mediterranean plants including perennials, shrubs, grasses and vines, a few tree species. Wholesale and retail.

California Invasive Plant Council

CalIPC is dedicated to finding solutions to problems caused by nonnative pest plant invasions of the state's natural areas. They also provide a pest plant database available on EcoNet. Members of CalIPC include citizen volunteers, land managers, and scientists.