Strawberry Creek


Eycalyptus can be found on the UC Berkeley campus.

The Eucalyptus Grove

In 1882, a grove of Tasmanian blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) was planted as a windbreak for the old cinder running track.  It is the tallest stand of hardwood trees in North America and the tallest stand of this type of eucalyptus in the world.

Photo - Students Work in Native Plant Nursery circa 2008


Students plant seeds and cuttings of native plants in the Native Plant Nursery, located on the west side of Giannini Hall.

Photo - Strawberry Creek as Sewage and Trash Disposal System - 1895


Like many urban creeks in the late 1880s, Strawberry Creek was used as a trash and sewage disposal system.

Photo - Hydraulic Excavation of Memorial Stadium - 1922

University Archives (UARC PIC 10D;45C)

Memorial Stadium was located directly on top of Strawberry Creek. Workers used a hydraulic monitor to excavate the site, resulting in sediment releases downstream in the creek.

Letter from Prof. Luna Leopold requesting a study of pollution sources on Strawberry Creek

Luna Leopold

Letter from Luna Leopold urging the University to sample creek water to determine the source of observed pollution.

Photo - UC Berkeley Campus - 1874


Photo of the UC Berkeley campus looking west from the hills.