On Nov. 14, Tree San Diego board members, staff, and interns gathered in Valley Center for the second Branch Out San Diego tree distribution. The team worked with Indigenous Regeneration to coordinate deliveries to tribal residents. The project was made possible by grants from CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program and CA Climate Investments. A total of 460 native trees were given to community members of the San Pasqual Indian Reservation. Residents also received planting instructions, mulch, and complimentary Tree Steward training. The recipients could choose between red willows or valley oaks - species that have cultural significance to the indigenous community. These trees, which will provide both environmental and cultural benefits, will store 2,300 metric tons of carbon over 40 years.
Tree San Diego was excited to have reporter Kate Morrissey of The San Diego Union-Tribune come out and cover the event. View her article here!
Check out the video recap of the BOSD event created by TSD intern, Brandon Nehl!
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