Welcome to Cool Parks

Invest from the Ground Up, in partnership with West Coast Arborists, Inc, and the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture is once again planting trees across California under their newest initiative – Cool Parks. With a generous grant from CAL FIRE, the Cool Parks team is working alongside partner cities and nonprofits to bring 2500 trees to California’s disadvantaged and low-income communities, organize a CA Tree Team workshop, and engage residents to learn and care about the trees in their city. Invest from the Ground Up is a campaign by the California Urban Forests Council, the first urban forest council in the nation. Check out our upcoming summer and fall events!

See everyone involved here.

Click the play button to view the webinar. You can download the handout from the Trees are Essential – Introduction to Urban Forestry webinar by clicking the button below.

2020 Events

CSU Sacramento

Workshop:
February 18, 2020
CSU Sacramento

Arbor Day:
March 30, 2020 Postponed
CSU Campus

San Rafael

Workshop:
February 29, 2020
San Rafael Community Center

Arbor Day:
March 28, 2020 Postponed
McInnis Parkway

San Marcos

Workshop:
February 29, 2020
San Marcos Senior Activity Center

Arbor Day:
March 21, 2020 Postponed
Kickoff at Bradley Park

Placentia

Workshop:
February 29, 2020
Whitten Community Center

Arbor Day:
April 25, 2020 Postponed

In conjunction with Love Placentia day.
Kick-off location:
El Dorado High School


Hawaiian Gardens

Workshop:
March 21, 2020 Canceled
Hawaiian Gardens City Hall

Arbor Day:
April 25, 2020 Postponed
Tentative kick-off location:
Fedde Middle School

Novato

Workshop:
March 7, 2020
Novato City Hall

Earth Day:
April 18, 2020 Postponed
Scottsdale Pond

2019 Events

Duarte

Workshop:
September 7, 2019
Royal Oaks Park

Arbor Day:
October 12, 2019
Encanto Park

El Cajon

Workshop:
October 12, 2019
Renette Center

Tree Planting Day:
November 16, 2019
Hillside Park

Escondido

Workshop:
October 12, 2019
Escondido City Hall

Arbor Day:
November 23, 2019
Kit Carson Park

La Mesa

Workshop:
August 24, 2019
Adult Enrichment Center

Arbor Day:
November 9, 2019
Harry Griffen Park

Santee

Workshop:
August 10, 2019
Santee Teen Center

Arbor Day:
September 7, 2019 – Registrations Full.
Walker Preserve

Upland

Workshop:
August 17, 2019
Carnegie Library

Tree Planting Celebration:
November 16, 2019
Sierra Vista Park

Vernon

Workshop:
September 14, 2019
Vernon City Hall

Arbor Day:
September 21, 2019
Vernon City Hall

Vista

Workshop:
September 17, 2019
Jim Porter Recreation Center

Arbor Day:
October 19, 2019
Brengle Terrace Park