Oak Tree Care

OAK TREE CARE

The California Oak Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and perpetuation of California’s native oak woodlands. The California Oak Foundation educates the general public and decision-makers about the importance of oak woodlands to California’s wildlife habitat, watersheds, and quality of life through its newsletters, bulletins, books, symposia, and workshops.

Brochures available online in PDF format:

How to Collect, Store, and Plant Acorns

Care of California’s Native Oaks

Lichens and Oaks: A Deep Partnership by Stephen Sharnoff

Confessions of a Gall Hunter by Ron Russo

Oak Gall Poster by Ron Russo

Articles of Interest (PDF format)

Don’t Top Trees

Out on a Limb with Mistletoe
By David Lukas, Published by Bay Nature Magazine October-December 2007

Blue Oaks Adapt to Dry Summer
Information on the variety of characteristics of blue oaks that prepare them for long seasons of no rain.

Oak Habitat Restoration Project
Volunteers harvested and planted acorns, then installed tree shelters and watered the resulting seedlings. The project became a unit of the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation.

Sample Language for Proposed General Plan

Arborists Specializing in California Native Oaks

Contact the professional associations listed below:

Nurseries Producing
Native California Oaks

Most of this list is a reprint of Appendix A from Regenerating Rangeland Oaks in California by Douglas McCreary and published by University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources:

All Seasons Nursery
McKnew Enterprises
P.O. Box 2128
Elk Grove, CA 95759
916/689-0902
http://www.growtube.com
Arrowhead Growers
990 Rutherford Cross Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
707/963-5800
Bitterroot Restoration Inc.
55 Sierra College Blvd.
Lincoln, CA 95648
916/434-9695
Calaveras Nursery
1622 Highway 12
Valley Springs, CA 95252
209/772-1823
California Flora Nursery
2990 Somers St.
P.O. Box 3
Fulton, CA 95439
707/528-8813
Circuit Rider Productions, Inc.
Native Plant Nursery
9619 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
707/838-6641
Cornflower Farms
P.O. Box 896
Elk Grove, CA 95759
916/689-1015
Drought Resistant Nursery
850 Park Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940
831/375-2120
Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery
P.O. Box 270
Moss Landing, CA 95039
831/763-1207
http://elkhornnursery.com
Freshwater Farms
5851 Myrtle Ave.
Eureka, CA 95503
800/200-8969
http://freshwaterfarms.com
Hart Restoration and Hartland Nursery
13737 Grand Island Road
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916/775-4021
http://www.hartlandnursery.com
Intermountain Nursery
30443 N. Auberry Rd.
Prather, CA 93651-9600
559-855-3113
www.intermountainnursery.com
J.M. Oak Tree Nursery
430 La Lata Place
Buellton, CA 93427
805/688-5563 (by appointment)
King Island Wholesale Nursery
8458 West Eight Mile Road
Stockton, CA 95219
209/957-6212
Las Pilitas Nursery
3232 Las Pilitas Road
Santa Margarita, CA 93453
805/438-5992
http://www.laspilitas.com
Matilija Nursery
8225 Waters Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
805/523-8604
http://www.matilijanursery.com
Matsuda Nursery
8501 Jackson Road
Sacramento, CA 95826
916/381-1625
Native Oak Nursery
45 Webb Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
831/728-8662
Native Revival Nursery
2600 Mar Vista Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
831/684-1811
Native Sons Wholesale Nursery
379 West El Campo Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805/481-5996
North Coast Native Nursery
P.O. Box 744
Petaluma, CA 94953
707/769-1213
Oracle Hill Nursery
11027 Crestview Dr.
P.O. Box 688
Clearlake Park, CA 95424
707/489-6947
Specialty Oaks Inc.
12552 Highway 29
Lower Lake, CA 95457
707/995-2275
http://specialtyoaks.com
The Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
818/768-1802
http://www.theodorepayne.org
Tree of Life Wholesale Nursery
P.O. Box 736
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
949/728-0685
Village Nurseries
1589 North Main St.
Orange, CA 92867
800/542-0209
The Watershed Nursery
California Native Plants & Services
for Habitat Restoration
510/234-2222
www.thewatershednursery.com
Yerba Buena Nursery
19500 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA 94062
650/851-1668
www.yerbabuenanursery.com