PROJECT: Branch Out San Diego


Tree San Diego will deliver a program serving disadvantaged and low-income 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 TreeSD community outreach events. Branch Out San Diego aims to:  

  • Increase tree canopy and urban forests, and reduce heat island effect

  • Foster community engagement and environmental awareness by engaging stakeholders

  • Strengthening collaboration and integration between partners  

  • Providing inclusive tree planting and education workshops 

  • Provide hands-on forestry training to community groups and local residents

  • Increase residential energy savings, reduce GHG emissions, and provide added GHG reductions for city Climate Action Plans

  • 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

  • Improve the quality of life and build community

  • Expanding job creation of part-time positions


Read more about the CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program here.

“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

TreeSD CalFire Grant Announcement Flyer.


Tree San Diego is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the quality and density of

San Diego County’s urban forest for the benefit of people, the environment, and the future.


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