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UC Davis Oaks Forever!

Oak Personality Quiz

Image of valley oak leavs.Think you have nothing in common with oaks? Take this brief quiz and learn about all the common ground you share!

TAKE THE QUIZ and share your results!

Help save UC Davis Oaks Forever!

Join us in preserving our campus’s signature trees – the mighty oaks – and protecting them for future generations. The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is leading the UC Davis Oaks Forever! community campaign to save oaks across UC Davis and enhance our campus tree canopy. Oaks frame many of our campus’s most iconic locations including the Quad, Memorial Union, major thoroughfares, entryways and more, providing beauty, shade and vital habitat for wildlife. With the growing threat of climate change, we are being proactive about conserving our precious campus oaks.

As a donor, you will help us fund:
  • student leaders to support the health of oaks in Shields Oak Grove and across campus
  • improve our nursery to propagate young oaks well-adapted to future climate pressures
  • support student-led oak education events for the public
Your gift will make an impact on students, public visitors and everyone who loves UC Davis Oaks.


$70,000 in community donations to preserve UC Davis Oaks in the Arboretum and across campus. Challenge pledges from organizations and families will boost or match your gift!


Anyone interested in donating to this campaign can give now, or during one of the campus-wide, regional or national campaigns listed below. 

UC Davis Oaks Forever!
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Starting now through the end of the campaign, anyone interested in helping fund UC Davis Oaks Forever! can learn more and give here! #UCDavisOaks

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National Public Gardens Week

Image of National Public Gardens Day logo.May 13-19

National Public Gardens Day was created in 2009, to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation.

Give online now

or Text MyGarden37 to 71777 and select UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden as your garden!

Big Day of Giving - COMPLETED!Image of Big Day of Giving logo.

Thursday, May 2, midnight to midnight

Big Day of Giving is a program of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation's initiative to grow local philanthropy. It is an annual 24-hour community-wide movement that unites the region's nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen the capital area. #BDOG2019

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Friday, April 12, noon - Saturday, April 13, 5 pm

Thank you to the 75 donors who gave $27,275 to support our students and keep our campus oaks standing tall! We extend our gratitude to everyone who made a gift to kick-off our UC Davis Oaks Forever! campaign, especially our Give Day challenge donors, the Excelerate Foundation and Tracy Storer & Marcia Kimes. 

  • We unlocked a $5,000 challenge from Tracy Storer and Marcia Kimes after our first 20 donations during UC Davis Give Day!
  • Then we unlocked a $15,000 challenge from the Excelerate Foundation after reaching an additional 50 donations during UC Davis Give Day!


Help us spread the word about this special opportunity via social media. #UCDavisOaks