Opportunity Details

Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:15+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

ECO: Water Trees and Beautify Chula Vista

Be a part of growing an urban forest in local disadvantaged communities! 

CAL FIRE, the State Forestry Department, gave Tree San Diego a grant to plant trees. They planted 600 trees in disadvantaged communities in Logan Heights and northwest Chula Vista. These trees need to be watered once each week for the next three years. This care is necessary to ensure that the the recently planted trees grow into a beautiful, mature urban forest, which will provide the communities with many health, environmental and economic benefits.

Volunteers will carry buckets of water from a truck to pour on the trees. There may also be some weeding of the tree basins.

Project Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Must wear closed toed shoes. Bring water, hat and sunscreen if desired. 

  • Physical Ability: Must be able to walk two miles over two hours and able to lift and carry a 16 pound bucket. Children are welcome but please remember the walking involved and the need to step into the street to fill the bucket. 

  • Weather: This project is subject to cancellation after heavy rain to prevent overwatering the trees.

  • Note: Please be on time (not more than 10 minutes late) to the meeting location. Volunteers will be walking or driving down different streets and do not return to the meeting spot until the end of the volunteer event. There is no immediate access to bathroom facilities.

  • Cancellations: Please give at least 48 hours notice if you cannot attend this project (remove yourself in your upcoming volunteer opportunities). It is a small shift so each volunteer counts. 

About Tree San Diego

Tree San Diego works to benefit the greater San Diego region by helping provide a healthier place to live, work and play. TreeSD’s mission is to significantly impact the quantity of quality urban forest in San Diego County and beyond. Quantity means increasing the percentage of urban forest. Quality means the right trees, in the right places, properly maintained.

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