Seven Oak Trees planted in Rear Yard
Friends of Oakridge is proud to announce that in May 2019, the rear yard planting of seven Oak Trees, two California Pepper trees, and drought tolerant shrubbery along with the installation of irrigation and decomposed granite paths was completed. This project is the second phase of improvements made possible from more than $20,000 in donations received from our 2018 appeal to Help Bring the Oaks Back to Oakridge. Thank you to the our individual supporters, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Northridge West, Chatsworth and Porter Ranch Neighborhood Councils and the friends and family of Barbara Stanwyck for making this project possible.
The first phase of the project was completed in June 2018 with the planting of a replacement mature California Live Oak tree in the center of the motor court. The tree was dedicated to Steve Harris, former President of Friends of Oakridge, who passed away just weeks before seeing this portion of the property returned to its former beauty. Bordering the front of the residence, attractive shrubbery and an irrigation system were added.
There is still much to be done at Oakridge!!! Stay tuned for our next campaign. In the meantime, Friends of Oakridge continues to welcome donations toward our efforts to rehabilitate the property via the website or by mail to Friends of Oakridge, P.O. Box #3973, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Please visit the website at www.theoakridgeestate.org .
Thank you for your continued generosity and support!
Your contribution is tax deductible - Federal Tax ID #45-1626582. Checks made payable to
Friends of Oakridge may be mailed to P.O. Box 3970, Chatsworth, CA 91311.
Seven Oak Trees, two Pepper Trees, drought tolerant shrubs, irrigation, decomposed granite paths installed in rear yard
May 2019 - Rear Yard
2017 - Rear Yard, photo by Shel Mosk
August 2018 - Jessie Strobel-CD12, Jason Hector-PRNC, Jeff Hammond-Chatsworth NC, Susan Harris, Susan Gorman-Chang-PRNC, Peter Lasky-NRWNC, Dave Hasson-Friends of Oakridge
August 2018 - Front Planter, photo by Melissa Brown Bidermann
2017 - Front Planter, photo by Shel Mosk
Why Donate to Oakridge?
The mission of Friends is to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the Stanwyck/Oakie house and grounds in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Did you know there are no City public funds allocated for the renovation of the residence and the grounds immediately surrounding it? Please assist us in our efforts to bring a greatly needed destination for cultural activities and events to the San Fernando Valley.