Interested in Firescaping and hardening your home against wildfire but unsure of where to start? Need help finding a contractor that is knowledgable about Fire-Smart landscaping and management practices? Oakland Firesafe Council offers a listing of landscapers, contractors, and other service providers to help Oakland residents protect their homes against wildfire.
Are you a firescaping professional who serves the greater Oakland area and want to be considered for our list?
(Not yet ready to be listed, but interested in learning more? Feel free to reach out as well!)
DISCLAIMER: Oakland Firesafe Council makes no representation about the quality of work performed by these contractors and encourages all users to do their due diligence when hiring a contractor for any job. Additionally, any listing here of any product or service does not constitute a claim, endorsement, or approval by Oakland Firesafe Council. This list is provided as a starting point for finding the right service/product according to your determination
Services: Vegetation Management
ALL SEASONS GARDENING SERVICES
Experienced with defensible space, vegetation management
Fire abatement services to clear your property of fire hazards.
Yard clean-up for fire prevention. Yard waste hauling.
Firebreak work. Debris removal/brush clearing. Managed grazing. Landscape wildfire assessments. Firewise landscape design & install.
STAR CREEK LAND STEWARDS
Services: Tree Care / Maintenance
A PLUS TREE, INC
Tree care. Specialty services for defensible space, vegetation management, and WUI.
JMV TREE SERVICE
Tree care. Experienced with defensible space and vegetation management practices.
M&M TREE SERVICE
Expert tree care specializing in large and dangerous trees. Experienced in fire mitigation and safe vegetation management.
NEW SKY TREE SERVICE
Specialty services include defensible space, vegetation management, and landscape maintenance and management.
PONDEROSA TREE SERVICE
Fire safety clearance pruning and other high quality tree care services (over 50 years in the East Bay).
Services: Fire-Smart Landscape Design / Installation
Fire-Smart landscape design
grEnz STEWARDSHIP SERVICE & SUPPLY
Fire-smart landscape design & installation. Firescape planting.
Fire-smart landscape design
Landscape design, installation, maintenance and consulting with California native plants informed by fire risk reduction best practices. ReScape Firescaping Qualification 2023.
Users can request that their yard design use firescaping principles.
Supplies: Plant Nurseries
See their “Fire-Resistant” category. They occasionally host Firescaping talks.
BROADWAY TERRACE NURSERY
Peruse their current outdoor stock on hand for Fire-Smart plants, including the available options that are drought-tolerant.
FOSC NATIVE PLANT NURSERY
Check out their annual sale for Fire-Smart plant options .
OAKTOWN NATIVE PLANT NURSERY
Review their inventory for Fire-Smart plant options.
Peruse their current outdoor stock on hand for Fire-Smart plants, including the available options that are native and/or drought-tolerant.
Supplies: Firescaping-Related Products & Specialty Tools
Ergonomic tools for pruning and clearing the landscape. Toni also conducts seminars on Fire-Smart Landscaping.
UPROOTER / WEED WRENCH