602479_10151567975513774_2050759424_nDid you hear?  We’ve announced our community tree planting partners!  They’ll be part of our large-scale tree planting project on February 15, 2014 spanning the SF Bay Area and the Southern San Joaquin Valley.   Invest from the Ground Up has awarded 21 local organizations with trees, stakes and ties – in exchange, they’ll be holding volunteer tree planting events and will provide post planting care for 2 years.

Our goals for this project are to increase public awareness about proper tree care and to increase tree benefits to communities.  You may recall that our organizations have held similar large-scale tree plantings in the past, under the name United Voices for Healthier Communities.  In 2007 we were planted 7000 trees in LA, Orange County and Riverside and in 2010 we planted 4000 in Central California & San Diego.

Stay tuned for more information on our community tree planting page – we’ll be adding links to volunteer sign ups and more local information as the event planning takes root.

SF Bay Area Planting Partners (click for more info)

  • Canopy (Palo Alto) – Trees to be planted at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park.
  • City of Concord – Tress to be planted at Boatwright Sport Fields near 2 parking lots.
  • City of El Cerrito – Street trees to be planted on the following streets, predominated with moderate to low income multi-family dwellings: El Dorado, Avila, Central, & Carlson.
  • City of Milpitas – Trees to be planted in Cardoza Park surrounding highly populated neighborhood near schools and disadvantaged areas.
  • City of Morgan Hill – Trees to be planted in four sites: Paradise Park, Galvan Park, Jackson Park and Butterfield, an undeveloped parcel adjacent to a stormwater channel.
  • City of Rohnert Park – Trees to be planted along Country Club Drive to replace dying existing trees.
  • City of South San Francisco – Trees to be planted in two high traffic public sites
  • Friends of Los Alamitos Watershed (Almaden) – Trees to be planted at the Hacienda Entrance of Quicksilver Park.
  • Friends of the Urban Forest (San Francisco) – Trees to be planted in communities in Crocker/Amazon, Oceanview/Ingleside/Merced, South of Market and Outer Mission.
  • Urban Biofilter (Oakland) – Trees to be planted near the Port of Oakland.
  • Urban Releaf (Oakland) – Trees to be planted along busy and barren strip of San Leandro Blvd.  The neighborhood is ecologically degraded and subject of high rates of asthma.

Southern San Joaquin Valley Planting Partners (click for more info)

  • Bear Mountain Rec and Parks (Kern) – Trees to be planted at Bear Mountain Park on San Diego Street.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Pack 14 (Modesto) – Trees to be planted on a pedestrian and bike trail-Monterosso Park and Mensinger Trail Head.
  • City of Arvin – Trees to be planted on Kovacavich and Smothermon Parks and the median island on Bear Mountain Blvd.
  • City of Bakersfield – Trees to be planted along the Kern River Parkway, ending on Central Park.
  • City of Lindsay – Trees to be planted at Centennial Park, Lindsay/Strathmore Community Center and Lindsay Golf Course.
  • City of Porterville – Trees to be planted on South Indiana & Parkway Drive to Main Street on the 2.2 mile trail.
  • Kern County Parks and Recreation – Trees to be planted on Rexland Acres, Lamont Park, and DiGiorgio Park
  • Tule River Tribe (Tulare County) – Trees to be planted on the Tule River Justice Center, Tule River Waste Water Facility, and Eagle Feather Store & Transit Facility.
  • Urban Tree Foundation (Visalia) – Trees to be planted on the Sycamore Valley Academy Charter School campus in Visalia.