PROJECT: Branch Out San Diego

Questions about the project? Email BranchOut@treesandiego.org today!

PROJECT SUMMARY

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

Resident Handout

Tree Planting Instructions

Project Press Release

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 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 reservation 

  • Watering agreement

  • Tree Steward Training sign-up

  • Hustle application sign-up

   CLICK HERE   

  ARE YOU ELIGIBLE  
       FOR A TREE?       

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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? 

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      Q4 SUMMARY     

   Oct-Dec 2021   

DECEMBER 2021 

Updates coming soon!

 

NOVEMBER 2021

70 trees delivered to DAC communities. 450+ trees given away at Indigenous event on San Pasqual Reservation.

 

OCTOBER 2021

BOSD Indigenous event scheduled for Nov. 14th. BARC/CAC fellow onboarded to support community outreach efforts. 

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      Q3 SUMMARY     

   Jul-Sep 2021   

SEPTEMBER 2021

 

BOSD was highlighted during TSD's KNSJ radio interview. Planning  has begun for early 2022 DAC outreach.

AUGUST 2021

Mundo Gardens and TSD shared the BOSD project at multiple tabling events throughout the County. BOSD project highlighted at Rotary After 5 in Escondido.

JULY 2021

TSD presented BOSD updates to the City of SD Environmental Committee. Fifty (50) residents have been tree steward certified.

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      Q1 SUMMARY     

   Jan-Mar 2021   

MARCH 2021

FireWatch took its first multispectral imaging drone maps at Mata'Yuum. The first 50 DAC residents registered for trees are approved for planting! 

FEBRUARY 2021

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.

JANUARY 2021

Canvassing team has become Tree Steward Certified. Project partners have begun outreach for plantings

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      Q2 SUMMARY     

JUNE 2021

TSD hosted the BOSD Info Webinar and delivered water-wise and maintenance reminders to new residential tree owners.

MAY 2021

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.

APRIL 2021

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!

   Apr-Jun 2021   

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      Q4 SUMMARY     

DECEMBER 2020

Tree Steward modules were designed for virtual trainings. Mundo Gardens and Tree San Diego began project outreach efforts in San Diego County.

NOVEMBER 2020

Outreach and education development begins with project partners and the first tree plantings are scheduled.

OCTOBER 2020

Project is officially launched! Branch Out San Diego is featured in Taylor Guitar's Wood & Steel Magazine​.

   Oct-Dec 2020   

“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

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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.