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Upcoming Events Calendar

Thank you for your interest in helping our Our City Forest.
Please sign up with the project coordinator before attending these events. Youth under 18 years old must sign a
parental consent form and bring it with them to the event. 

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Tree Planting Events

Tree Care Events

Green and Healthy Events

Nursery Events

Training Events

Outreach Events

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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


General info for all volunteers: No previous tree planting experience is required. We do the demonstration of "How to Plant a Tree" at the very beginning of each planting event. It is important that you are on time to participate in the demo and receive important directions! Then we break up into small groups of 3-4 people, each group coached by an OCF Tree Amigo, and plant trees.

Under 18 Volunteers:  individuals who are under the age of 18 must sign a parental consent form. Please download the form here, sign, and give to your child to present to us at the event. Individuals under 18 without a signed consent form will be unable to participate.


What to Bring: Dress appropriately

  • Clothing you can afford to get dirty
  • Drinking Water
  • Rain gear if rain is threatening
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Garden gloves
  • Hat, sun screen, sunglasses as needed

We plant "Rain or Shine". Events will last approx 3-4 hours. Sometimes a neighborhood association or resident will provide refreshments. Sometimes, they don't. If you need verification that you helped at one of our events, please prepare your own document for one of our staff or a Tree Amigo to sign.Still have questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Our City Forest!



Overview of OCF Programs

Find out more about the programs listed on our calendar above




We have 15-gallon shade trees available for yards, park strips, neighborhoods, parks, schools, and private property throughout San Jose. We also provide information, guidance, and services for planting, caring, and maintaining your tree(s).

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Become the 'heart and soul' of OCF by participating in a 20 hour course that will empower you to become and advocate and steward of your urban forest. 

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Increase your knowledge of the urban ecosystem, especially the urban forest!  We provide classroom presentations and workshops covering topics relating to our urban forest.

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Planet Tree Youth Education Programs


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Join neighbors to "green" your life.  Attend workshops and documentaries to learn simple changes that can save money and the environment.

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The OCF Community Nursery and Training Center is home to hundreds of homeless 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.

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Have fun learning how to plant and care for your own trees by attending our various workshops! Click here for more information.

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Expand your knowledge of some of the city's most unique trees by attending free tours in beautiful locations throughout San Jose!

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special programs

Discover more ways to be a part of OCF!  We offer additional programs which focus on volunteering, seasonal events, education, and more.  To learn more, click on the links below.

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Tree Advocacy




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Or call during business hours: (408) 998-7337


Contact Us

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