How can a fire roar through a neighborhood, reducing some houses to ash but leaving others standing unharmed?
The answer is in understanding how these fires work. Our popular imagination of fire is an advancing wall of flame marching along and burning everything in its path, but that’s not how modern wildfires have been most destructive.
Teak wood is highly valued because of its interesting grain patterns, its beautiful warm tones, and it’s extreme density. It is almost immune to decay, containing natural oils that are resistant to insects. Teak trees can grow 150 ft in height.
West Berkeley is home to a splendid alley for biking, walking, or pushing a stroller. It contains many murals, and will soon be home to three more, courtesy of Commotion West Berkeley, Berkeley Path Wanderers Association, and Youth Spirit Artworks.