California Native Plant Society

Help Us Restore Oaks to Wine Country
Adopt an Oak!

In October, more than 30,000 acres of oak habitat burned in the devastating North Bay fires, and additional trees were lost to bulldozers or other fire response actions. In the weeks after the fires, our community came together in an ambitious effort to Re-Oak Wine Country. Thousands of neighbors joined in to collect acorns and submit data sheets to CNPS.

Time to plant!

After weeks of sorting and cleaning the acorns, they are ready to be planted. If you can't Adopt an Oak but would like to stay in touch, please use the form below to sign up for updates. We will try to connect property owners with volunteers in their area.

Yes, I'd like to Help!

Please complete the following information so we can match you with Acorns from a Mother Tree in your area, or just keep you updated with the latest news about this project. If you would like to Adopt an Oak, please use this form to let us know you want to plant your own.


Volunteer Form

To get started, please send us the following information. We'll respond immediately with more information. Thank you!

* required fields
* *

*If you have any trouble with this form, or do not receive a reply by email within a few minutes, please email the information requested in the form above (name, address, city, zip, email) to . You should receive more information immediately, and we will respond to questions as soon as we can.


Why restore oaks?

This is an ambitious new effort, but one that can potentially have tremendous benefits for all who live in California today and tomorrow. Not every acorn will survive, but those that do survive and grow will do wonderful things: provide homes to wildlife, feed pollinators, clean and recharge groundwater, and provide a playground for kids and cool shade for hikers. A 25,000 pound mature oak represents 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide that has been pulled out of the atmosphere and turned into a thing of beauty. We hope you will join us in this experiment, as we see whether thousands of Californians can bring back something wild and wonderful, both outside our homes as well as inside our hearts.

Valley oaks
Photo credit: Ger Erickson

You Can Make a Difference!

No time to volunteer? Consider becoming a CNPS member or donating today. Thank you!!


Join CNPS (Membership)  


Blue oak
Photo credit: Ger Erickson

Copyright © 1999-2018 California Native Plant Society. All rights reserved. Contact Us | Privacy