Communities Start with Trees
us Plant 1,000 in ONE DAY!!
On Saturday October 23rd,
Urban Corps will plant 1,000 trees in San Diego County in ONE DAY
– we need your help to make the volunteer event a success!
We are heading the San Diego contingent of the statewide Healthy
CommuniTrees Day in which 4,000 trees will be planted in California in
support of national “Make a Difference Day.”
The San Diego event hub is in the park across from
Roosevelt Middle School; we have planting sites throughout the city and
county. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. with a formal ceremony at 9:00
a.m. Vounteers will be shuttled to planting sites at 10:00 a.m.
and return to Roosevelt by approximately noon. All trees planted in the
city will be at school sites, including 20 at Roosevelt.
Involvement with Healthy CommuniTrees is a great
opportunity to connect children with nature and show your support for
San Diego’s urban forest. Here’s how you can get involved…!
Volunteer to join a planting site and bring kids, friends, family,
neighbors and co-workers to support "Make a Difference
Day." All volunteers will receive a 50% off discount coupon
to the San Diego Zoo and/orSafari Park.
- SET UP
AN EDUCATIONAL BOOTH: Gain visibility for your nature
group/organization/ business by setting up an exhibit booth at the
event site hub at the park opposite Roosevelt Middle School at the
Corner of Park Blvd. and Zoo Dr. in San Diego from 8 a.m.- noon.
Gain visibility for your organization/business by donating
discounts to volunteers/raffle prizes/food and/or water and get
mentioned in event press releases, media outreach and on the web.
To sign up as a volunteer, set up a
booth, or find out other ways to help, please contact Klara Arter
at (619) 235-6884 or email GetInvolved@urbancorps.org.
trees removes 5 tons of CO2 and 1000 pounds of pollutants per year
leaves "scrub" the air absorbing pollutants.
absorb carbon dioxide and produce clean oxygen.
cool the air by releasing moisture
surrounded by trees are safer.
- Trees promote
- Exposure to
green spaces can reduce the effects of chronic mental fatigue and
Healthy CommuniTrees is a team effort coordinated by
the California Urban Forestry Council and the United Voices for
Healthier Communities coalition - a group of tree-focused organizations
dedicated to improving our communities “one tree at a time”.
When the trees we plant for this project are fully grown,
they will remove 170 tons of CO2 and
34,000 pounds of pollutants every year.
postal inquiries to:
Urban Corps of San Diego County