RED FLAG WATCH from 11 pm Sunday through 5 pm Tuesday. Gusty offshore winds & drying conditions. Walk around your house to ensure it still complies with defensible space standards. Pack your go bag. Go to for more tips.
Oakland Firesafe Council

Need a gardener to help with prep for the upcoming annual OFD inspections?

The current Pandemic Stay at Home orders allow gardeners/landscape/tree contractors to work on private property to reduce fire hazards.  The Oakland Fire Department has announced that they will start the annual Inspections for Defensible Space in May. 

The Oakland Firesafe Council has compiled a list of gardeners/contractors who are available to provide estimates for defensible space vegetation management on your property. This listing is intended as a guidance tool for homeowners.  Always request multiple bids from providers, and interview potential contractors.  The Oakland Firesafe Council does not guarantee that the contractors are qualified to perform requested work, and advises residents to verify that any services provider has current licenses and carries adequate insurance.

Please feel free to send new referrals to so we can add them to the list.

List of Gardeners/Contractors for Vegetation Management on Private Property

Arborworks, Inc
510 651-8733

Best Tree SVC
510 304-9000

Elite Tree Service 
 510-523-9399 or 510-394-4800

Everlast Development Inc
510 506 1606 or 510 604 8040

FCI Fine Gardening Frost-Cochrane,Inc. Steven Cochrane 510 225 8196 cell

Glazers Gardens
Ed Glazer

Graham Tree Service
Pamela Kambic
P: (510) 383-9585 F: (510) 383-9587

Juan Montero Landscaping
510-482-2807 or 510-333-0379 cellular 

Oakland Hills Brush Clearing
Richard and Luke Otterstad

Jose Perez  
510 684-3505

RMT Landscape Contractors, Inc.
510 568-3208

Sam’s Low Cost Hauling
510 967-8913