Oak Mitigation Plantings
Coast Live Oak trees are keystone species that not only are beautiful and long-lived, but also provide critical habitat for over 5,000 species of native insects, 58 species of reptiles and amphibians, 150 species of birds and over 100 species of mammals in southern California. They are resilient in the face of wildfires, drought and floods, although they need care when becoming established.
The RCDSMM is working with CA Department of Parks and Restoration to restore oak woodlands in the state parks throughout the Santa Monica Mountains. All oak seedlings are grown from acorns collected within the coastal Santa Monica Mountain watersheds.
The cost to plant and maintain your mitigation oak seedlings for 7 years as they grow into established trees is $1,000 each, with a minimum of 3 trees required ($3,000 minimum investment). The RCDSMM will provide annual reports on growth and survival as required per regulatory requirements.