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tree nursery

 

The OCF Community Nursery and Training Center is home to thousands of trees. The Nursery is a community service provided by Our City Forest to connect the resources of available trees to worthy planting projects ready to adopt trees. To schedule supervised tours or work days at the Nursery please call (408) 99-TREES or see our calendar of events.


The Nursery is open to visitors every Thursday thru Friday 9am-12pm for browsing and tree-pick up.

 

2014 Summer Nursery Internships!

We are now seeking 2014 summer nursery interns! This is a great opportunity for a horticulture/ environmental science student (or someone who loves plants and enjoys working outdoors) to gain experience working in a nursery. Interns will receive on-the- job training and gain relevant skills in their areas of focus. Non-paid.

Click here for more info

 

nusery workers


To Donate Trees:

You can call Our City Forest at (408) 99-TREES ext. 114 to discuss the size, quantity, and species of tree and to arrange a time to drop off the trees.

 

To Get A Tree:

Interested in a tree or trees for your park strip, front yard, or back yard?

Interested in trees for your school, neighborhood group, block committtee, ecology club, girls or boys club, church, senior group or service club? Work with Our City Forest to beautify your community.

Click here to find information about getting a tree or call Our City Forest at (408) 99-TREES.




Workshops

 

planting demoTree Planting Workshops:

If you have chosen to adopt a tree, we ask you to attend one of our tree planting workshops at our Nursery.  The workshops are free of charge and provide information and demonstration of how to plant and care for your young tree.  Click here to see our calendar of events for workshop dates.

Tree Care Workshops:

 

 

We offer tree care workshops periodically throughout the year. Workshops include information and

demonstrations of proper staking, mulching, berm adjustments, and an introduction to pruning. Click here to see our calendar of events for workshop dates.  You can also visit our webpage on Tree Care and Pruning for detailed information about caring for your trees. 

 


 

Volunteering

If you would like to support the community nursery, consider volunteering with us!  We have many opportunities for individuals or groups. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at (408) 99-TREES x 123 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up or find out more information.

calendar of events

nursery volunteer

Click on the Calendar of Events button above to see our nursery work days and scheduled volunteering events. 

 

 


 

Nursery Location

 

Located At:



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Hours of Operation

Thursdays throughSaturdays
9AM - Noon

Spring Street at Mc Kendrie Street
San Jose, CA 95110

 

Directions from Highway 87 Southbound:
Take the Taylor Street exit.
Make a RIGHT (West) onto Taylor Street.

Turn RIGHT on Spring Street.
Continue to the end of Spring Street.

Directions from Highway 87 Northbound:
Take the Taylor Street exit.
Make a LEFT (West) onto Taylor Street.
Turn RIGHT on Spring Street.
Continue to the end of Spring Street.

 

 

Directions from Interstate 880 Southbound:
Take the Coleman Avenue exit.
Make a LEFT(south) onto Coleman Avenue.
Make a LEFT onto Hedding Street.
Turn LEFT on Spring Street.
Continue to the end of Spring Street.


Directions from Interstate 880 Northbound:

Take the Coleman Avenue exit.
Make a LEFT (south) onto Coleman Avenue.
Make a LEFT onto Hedding Street.

Make a LEFT onto Spring Street.
Continue to the end of Spring Street.

 

 


 

 

Wish List

Current Needs

  • White paint
  • Dolleys
  • Pruners
  • Pruner and tool sharpeners
  • Work gloves
  • AA Batteries
  • Cinder Blocks

 

Ongoing Needs

  • Soil
  • Perlite
  • Peat-Lite
  • Mulch
  • Gravel
  • Small Trees
  • Tree and shrub seeds
  • Screws and Nails of any size

 

If you would like to donate any items, please contact us to arrange a time to meet, or stop by our open hours listed above.

Contact Us

(408) 998-7337
1590 Las Plumas Ave
San Jose, CA 95133
Nursery: 1000 Spring St.