Nonprofit Holds Acorn Planting Event to Ensure Survival of Oak Trees

A $25,000 Edison International grant helped fund the event in Riverside County.
Feb 12, 2016 12:00 PM ET

In the picturesque Cienega Canyon Preserve in San Timoteo Canyon, squirrels and deer, and a variety of birds and insects, rely on the oaks in the area for food and shelter. But over the last 12 years, more than half of the oaks have died or are in poor health due to drought, pests and pathogens.

Now, it’s up to the community to help them survive.

Riverside Land Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of open space, habitats and agricultural lands, recently held an acorn planting event to help restore these lost oaks.

Read full story in Inside Edison.