Historic Oakland Foundation Donations
Save our Shade!
Oakland’s tree canopy includes 1,600+ trees and hundreds of species. Some are saplings, while others are close to 200 years old.
Unfortunately, since 1982, Oakland has experienced a 50% reduction in its tree canopy due to drought, environmental stresses, natural disasters like the 2008 tornado and old age. Professional care for all our trees, including soil therapy, fertilization, watering, pruning, lightning protection, and replacement, costs about $40,000 per year.
Our goal is to raise one million dollars to provide for future care and help you continue to be able to run, walk, and stroll in the shade of Oakland Cemetery.