Coyote Trail #9
Trail Open: Year Round
Area Located: Old Marina/Coyote Shelter
Type of trail:
Russian-Olive Tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
This tree originates from Europe and was introduced in the United States in the late 1800s as an ornamental tree because of its silvery color. Because it reproduces easily, this tree can be found in all but 10 states and is considered an invasive species by the NPS. This tree tends overrun native plants. On the other hand, over 50 different species of mammals and birds utilize this tree for food.