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Volunteer opportunities for all!


Learn more about our weekly opportunities. We have something for one-time volunteers, ongoing volunteers, corporate groups, school groups, and more.

 

Visit our Volunteer page.

Learn More

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Volunteer opportunities for all!


Learn more about our weekly opportunities. We have something for one-time volunteers, ongoing volunteers, corporate groups, school groups, and more.

 

Visit our Volunteer page.

Learn More

Planet Tree

We love tree-ching.

Our City Forest offers environmental education assemblies and in-class presentations for kindergarten through college-age students. Topics include the benefits of urban shade trees and how we can work together to preserve our urban forest. 

Fill out this interest form and our team will get back to you soon.


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TREE tourS 

It's a jungle out there, let's go explore.

Come on an Our City Forest Tree Adventure Tour and discover San Jose's parks, neighborhoods, and green spaces like never before! Each of our themed tours will introduce a unique assortment of trees, from weird and wonderful exotic species to the most common mainstays of the urban forest.

Tree tours are fun for folks of all ages and happen rain or shine.

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Trees for All


Everyone deserves to lay down some roots.

Our City Forest believes that everyone in San Jose should be able
to plant a tree. We can provide assistance to anyone in need - 
from residents with disabilities or limited income, to city departments, schools
and corporations - we are here to help everyone grow.

Plant A Tree

Trees for All


Everyone deserves to lay down some roots.

Our City Forest believes that everyone in San Jose should be able
to plant a tree. We can provide assistance to anyone in need - 
from residents with disabilities or limited income, to city departments, schools
and corporations - we are here to help everyone grow.

Plant A Tree


Stay informed

Tune into the trees.

Stay on top of the GreenBeat with the Our City Forest eNotifications. 

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Workshops & Volunteer Events at Martial Cottle Park


Our City Forest is growing an arboretum and educational center at Martial Cottle Park.

We need your help to turn this vision into a reality!

Volunteer   Donate

Workshops & Volunteer Events at Martial Cottle Park


Our City Forest is growing an arboretum and educational center at Martial Cottle Park.

We need your help to turn this vision into a reality!

Volunteer   Donate

Future site of the Center for Urban Forestry - an environmental education center for all


What are we doing at our site in Martial Cottle Park?

Our City Forest and hundreds of local volunteers have planted over 210 trees and shrubs on our 2-acres since Spring 2015. There is an arboretum that showcases trees that grow well in our urban environment. Additionally, there are native and drought-tolerant shrubs to provide windbreak and habitat for wildlife. Eventually, there will be signage for visitors to learn about the benefits of trees and native plants for our ecosystem. This is the future site of The Center for Urban Forestry, which will be a hub for environmental education programming.

Currently, we have a team of our AmeriCorps service members travel to Martial Cottle weekly to water and provide basic care for the existing plants. Visit our site off Chynoweth Ave. to see the latest developments, including a Lawn Conversion Demonstration site. We will have new schedule of events up soon, including workshops and tree tours.

How you can help!

•Volunteer every Th & Fri, 9a - 12p - care for trees and help beautify the site

Become a Tree Care Specialist - We need someone that can commit to watering the newly planted trees and shrubs on a weekly basis. Schedule is flexible, training provided.

Become a Docent - Commit to 1-2 days per week, schedule is flexible; open up the site during park hours and greet visitors walking by, sharing Our City Forest's programs and services

Sign up by emailing: treecarevolunteers@ourcityforest.org

 

Donate building supplies & tools, like lumber or a battery powered saw

Sponsor a project, like an educational greenhouse, or fund the planting of our native garden

Contact Rhonda Berry to donate or to become a sponsor: 

rberry@ourcityforest.org
(408)998-7337 x 106


Read more about our site development at Martial Cottle Park

Our City Forest blog

 

The Mercury News article