Tree Treks is a community engagement and building program designed to connect San Diego residents with their local parks and trails while fostering a shared interest in trees and native plants. The program's primary objective is to cultivate a sense of community by encouraging neighbors to bond over learning about the diverse flora within their local parks. As participants embark on the monthly Tree Trek, they will have the opportunity to engage in an arborist-led conversation that will focus on the identification and characteristics of trees, their benefits, and the history of the parks where they grow.
The selected Tree Trek parks are located throughout San Diego County, ensuring accessibility for a broad audience. Utilizing publicly-available TreePlotter mapping software, this platform will inventory walk routes and provide tree eco-benefits information “live” at any time.
Attendees who complete all 10 Tree Treks events will receive their own tree sapling and seed packet, promoting environmental stewardship and allowing participants to contribute to the growth of our urban forest.
More than a Trek
All attendees will receive a free tree seed packet.
If you complete 6 out of 12* Tree Treks events will receive their own tree sapling.
Complete all Tree Treks to receive a Tree San Diego t-shirt.
Your Tree Passport will be stamped at each Tree Trek to verify attendance.
*Due to scheduling changes, the January 2024 Tree Treks will be waived
Questions about Tree Treks?
Reach out to the Tree Treks team as firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 Program HIGHLIGHTS
Tree Treks Map
Our Tree Treks map provides an overview of the parks to be traversed throughout the year. Each tree visited during a Tree Trek is mapped on the Tree Plotter platform which allows Trekkers to pull up eco-benefits information about the tree and its surroundings.
Simply click on the map, zoom in to a park you plan to visit, and select a tree (colored dot) to see its eco-benefits!
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(download and print)
TREE TREK SCHEDULE
Tree Treks FAQ
How much does it cost to participate?
We ask that you consider making a $5 donation to help support this engaging program, but donations are not required in order to participate in Tree Treks.
How do I receive my prizes?
If you attend all of the Tree Treks scheduled for the calendar year, you will receive a tree sapling and tree seed packet at the last scheduled Tree Trek of the year. Additional prizes pending!
Can I bring my dog?
We welcome your pets at the Tree Trek events so long as the park we are visiting allows them (please check the park's requirements in advance for leashing, etc.).
Do I need to bring anything?
Please bring your own water (we encourage reusable water bottles!), snacks, and sunscreen as needed.