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March 16, 2011

I've only been volunteering as a Tree Amigo with Our City Forest since 2007, but in that short time have come to love its mission and members. It is a remarkable organization that not only bolsters our urban forest in San Jose, but also provides great educational programs to volunteers and the community. I can only hope that other urban forestry programs have staff and volunteers so committed to the cause. I wish I had more time now to commit to their amazing programs, but even though my participation is spotty, it is always welcomed and appreciated. Our City Forest is community service at its best.

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Our City Forest has impacted my life; as a result of my service with them, I am now on a career path advocating environmental sustainability through urban landscape design.

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I have heard so many local people outside of San Jose looking for organizations like Our City Forest. It would be great if there could be expansion or the creation of sister organizations to serve those communities.

Volunteer & I planted trees.