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Our City Forest

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Economic Development, Environment, Environmental Beautification, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Urban & Community Economic Development, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of Our City Forest is to cultivate a green and healthy San José metropolis by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest.

Results: Our City Forest have planted over 50,000 shade trees in San José since 1994 and is maintaining 2 tree nurseries.

Target demographics: Residents of the San José and the greater South Bay.

Geographic areas served: San Jose, CA

Programs: Green and Healthy Workshop Volunteer Training Tree Inventory Internship Americorps Program Environmental Education Urban Forestry Research Trees for All Trees for Yard Green Vision: Every Tree Counts Planet Tree: Education Program

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our City Forest provides a fantastic opportunity for the city of San Jose to become a healthier, prettier and greener city. They provide free trees to city residents and schools. They educate the community on how to plant and care for the trees, and on the importance of the trees. I've been to several of their events and have been very impressed by the organization that goes into each event. It's wonderful to see how they work with people, as young as elementary school age through senior citizens. It is a priviledge to have this organization in our city.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You can go to many places all over the City of San Jose and find young trees planted by Our City Forest. There is a flowering pear tree in front of my grandmothers house that Our City Forest volunteers planted for her. There are also trees along the main road leading into my apartment complex all planted by Our City Forest and their volunteers.