PROJECT: Branch Out San Diego
Questions about the project? Email BranchOut@treesandiego.org today!
The Branch Out San Diego project will serve underserved communities through a private residential land planting project consisting of 1,575 trees, paired with an educational tree care program. The trees will be selected by residents at Tree San Diego events in neighborhoods throughout the county and on Indian reservations. Branch Out San Diego aims to:
Provide state-of-the-art aerial imaging data through photogrammetry for cities to use in urban forestry plans with on-the-ground mapping software to run tree planting reports
Increase residential energy savings, reduce GHG emissions, and provide GHG reductions to cities
Foster community engagement and environmental awareness by engaging stakeholders
Provide hands-on forestry training to community groups and local residents
Increase tree canopy and urban forests, and reduce heat island effect
Strengthening collaboration and integration between partners
Providing inclusive tree planting and education workshops
Improve the quality of life and build community
Expanding job creation of part-time positions
Tree Planting Instructions
Project Press Release
Click on the map below and locate your neighborhood. If your address in a red zone you are eligible for a tree. Be sure to fill out an interest form to notify our team that you are ready to be part of the Branch Out San Diego project!
COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING:
Tree Steward Training sign-up
Hustle application sign-up
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
FOR A TREE?
Haga clic en el mapa y localice su vecindario. Si su dirección está en una zona roja, ¡es elegible para un árbol!
LLENE LA FORMA DE INTERÉS PARA CONFIRMAR LO SIGUIENTE:
Reserva tu árbol
Contrato de riego
Registro de ser cuidador de su árbol (Tree Steward)
Registro de la aplicación Hustle (recordatorios en mensajes de texto)
HAGA CLIC AQUÍ
¿ES ELEGIBLE PARA RECIBIR UN ÁRBOL?
Final year tree planting projections were confirmed. Site visits by arborists are underway.
Residents joined the 2023 Tree Steward cohort to learn more about tree planting best practices
Completed phase III outreach in 5 priority population zones, completed Winter DAC deliveries, kicked off downtown inventory and site checks on 2022-planted trees
BOSD was highlighted on Agenda San Diego — Domingo Familiar en Agenda San Diego broadcast! Check it out here! (begins at 5:55)
TSD has distributed 966 trees with another 25 already planned for the first delivery in the fall.
Mundo Gardens and TSD shared the BOSD project at multiple tabling events throughout the County.
BOSD trees from fall 2021 deliveries have been mapped on TreePlotter.
TSD teams up with community leaders in City Heights to further our canvassing efforts!
TSD launches Branch Out Academy for juniors at nine library branches throughout San Diego. TSD continues canvassing in Cherokee Point.
BOSD was highlighted during TSD's KNSJ radio interview. Planning has begun for early 2022 DAC outreach.
Mundo Gardens and TSD shared the BOSD project at multiple tabling events throughout the County. BOSD project highlighted at Rotary After 5 in Escondido.
TSD presented BOSD updates to the City of SD Environmental Committee. Fifty (50) residents have been tree steward certified.
Our last delivery, until Fall, includes 23 trees.
Another 20 trees were delivered to DAC residents. Branch Out Academy events concluded.
A total of 50 trees were distributed to residents in April. We held 3 additional Branch Out Academy events this month!
BOSD has surpassed its 1,000 tree milestone. One of our largest and most impactful planting projects, BOSD is 75% complete with 1,068 trees distributed to residents.
21 additional trees delivered to DAC residents and another delivery planned in late fall.
Groundwork and Mundo Gardens continue to reach out to communities with canvassing team.
24 additional trees delivered to DAC residents. Our canvassing team has begun planning for 2022 outreach.
70 trees delivered to DAC communities. 450+ trees given away at Indigenous event on San Pasqual Reservation.
BOSD Indigenous event scheduled for Nov. 14th. BARC/CAC fellow onboarded to support community outreach efforts.
TSD hosted the BOSD Info Webinar and delivered water-wise and maintenance reminders to new residential tree owners.
Forty (40) DAC residents have become Tree Steward certified! TSD outreach teams developed content for informational community webinars. Tree Steward training was translated to Spanish for upcoming workshops.
Multispectral imaging maps completed. The first 25 trees were delivered to DAC residents and Indigenous Regeneration and TSD hosted their first resident delivery event: 280 trees distributed to reservation residents; tracking on the Tree Plotter map!
FireWatch took its first multispectral imaging drone maps at Mata'Yuum. The first 50 DAC residents registered for trees are approved for planting!
Indigenous Regeneration begins planning for the distribution of 275 trees on Indian Reservations. Canvassing team began residential outreach in El Cajon, Logan Heights, National City, Barrio Logan, and South Crest.
Canvassing team has become Tree Steward Certified. Project partners have begun outreach for plantings
Tree Steward modules were designed for virtual trainings. Mundo Gardens and Tree San Diego began project outreach efforts in San Diego County.
Outreach and education development begins with project partners and the first tree plantings are scheduled.
Project is officially launched! Branch Out San Diego is featured in Taylor Guitar's Wood & Steel Magazine.
“Tree San Diego’s urban forestry program is essential to improving the quality-of-life of our neighborhoods while we address the impacts of climate change. The Branch Out San Diego project is a positive and progressive solution to supporting the region’s urban forestry targets and through its education component will plant the seed of good tree stewardship in our young San Diegans."
Councilmember Chris Ward, District 3, City of San Diego
This project is funded by the California Climate Investments and CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. More information about this grant can be found here.