Oak tree restoration help
Sonoma Resource Conservation District (SCRD) has partnered with several local organizations to re-oak Sonoma County. Acorns are available to landowners who were impacted by the fire, and those wishing to enhance oak woodland habitat.
The California Native Plant Society and local partners collected 30,000 acorns of various oak species from areas adjacent to burnt lands around Sonoma County. A new multi-year effort is under way, with schools, restoration, native plant and agriculture organizations working together to foster a healthy oak habitat comeback. SCRD is looking for sites to monitor the regrowth of impacted trees, protect emerging seedlings, and install oaks and plants associated oak woodlands. They are also looking for properties to collect acorns this fall.
Acorns collected last fall are available now until early March and seedlings will be available starting fall 2018. If you can’t plant these acorns yourself, volunteers may be able to assist. SRCD is also soliciting interest for fall and winter 2018 plantings to determine how many seedlings to propagate.
Contact Keith Abeles at firstname.lastname@example.org soon to participate in planting oaks and associated oak habitat plants, monitor the comeback of fire impacted trees, and provide an acorn collection site.