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Oak Woodland Saplings
Why Recovery?

It is important to understand that the loss of biological diversity does not occur only in exotic places such as tropical rain forests. Due to human and natural causes, many of California's native oaks are not regenerating sufficiently leading to loss of important habitat, cultural resources and natural beauty enjoyed by both recreationalists and residents. To minimize these losses, both public and private land managers need to actively work to restore and manage remnant oak woodland communities.

Students Restore Impacted Lands

Read about some of the steps the US Forest Service and local students are taking to help oak woodland in there communities.

Oak Woodland Recovery

Human impacts, fire and drought, diseases and pests such as the Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB) have had a profound impact on oak woodlands in San Diego County. Tree mortality is at a higher rate than oak woodlands can naturally sustain.

" R3 " Tree Replacement Program

Learn what the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County's tree planting program is all about.

Oak Recovery Resources

Hands-On Acorn Activity (PDF)
An easy to follow activity illustrating basic acorn planting guidelines including collecting, testing, and storing acorns for planting.

Acorn Notes (PDF)
This tri-fold brochure provides brief information on the need for oak woodland recovery work and tips on how to collect and plant acorns.

Oak Woodland Management (Website)
Information from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Image Galleries:

GSOB Restoration Gallery on flickr.