One Thousand Teens, One Thousand Trees
How Youth Can Help

Bill Wilson-Carlos

Tree Heroes like Carlos make a real difference in the health and beauty of their community.

Would you like to live in a more beautiful world that's cooler in the summer, too? Guess what? You can and all of us can if we're all willing to help a little. All it takes is a some of your time and care to help grow a prettier, greener, and healthier neighborhood, school, or community.

You can help make the world and your community a better place with Our City Forest. Our City Forest can show you how. Our City Forest is a group of people who are working to help people create forests in the city.

The Our City Forest people are great with trees. They know how to plant and care for trees and can teach you how, too. Then, you can be a Tree Hero in your community by helping plant and grow a forest in your city!

Our City Forest has in-school, after-school and summer activities for teens who want to help by planting and caring for trees in their neighborhoods and schools. Teens can also volunteer and get community service hours. Teens can:

Organize a tree planting for your school or neighborhood

Bill WIlson 8-05

Tree Heroes from the Bill Wilson Center spread mulch at the Tree Bank

Help at the Tree Bank

Identify the trees in your schools and neighborhoods

Raise seedlings to trees for Our City Forest plantings

Take "before and after" photographs of tree planting sites

Organize a fundraiser to buy trees for your school

Join with a student club to sponsor a planting project

Be a "Tree Advocate" to help sick or abused trees

Hold an Earth Day rally in April

Arrange to do your community service with Our City Forest


You can make a HUGE difference in the health and appearance of your community. Our City Forest can help you to make your school or neighborhood a better place. For more information, call (408) 99-TREES or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contact Us

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