PROJECT: Branch Out San Diego

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The Branch Out San Diego project will serve 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 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

Monthly Highlights:


  • Outreach and education development begins with project partners

  • First trees plantings scheduled!



“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.


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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