Menlo Oaks Tree Advocacy Group

Several neighbors formed Menlo Oaks Tree Advocacy (MOTA) in 2014 to educate and work with residents, developers, and the County on behalf of the significant old-growth and heritage trees in Menlo Oaks. Working with MODA, this group welcomes your participation. Please contact MOTA or MODA with your ideas and suggestions.

Working With The County
MOTA advocates with San Mateo County Planning & Building Department to improve and enforce the current regulations that prohibit destroying a heritage or significant tree unless it is diseased or a safety hazard. MOTA’s goal is to ensure that our trees receive the protection they need and deserve.

Our Trees As Assets
Our trees keep the neighborhood vibrant and property values high. They are part of our indigenous landscape and have grown in our neighborhood for many years – in some cases for three or four centuries. Significant old-growth and heritage trees are well established and face far fewer dangers from drought and provide many benefits to residents.

Check out this interesting information about our trees as assets. 

More About Trees
Resources abound on the Internet for information on care and preservation of California oaks. Listed here:

California Oaks Foundation go to California Oaks Foundation.

Canopy go to

Our City Forest go to

California ReLeaf go to