Future site of the Center for Urban Forestry - an environmental education center for all

What are we doing at our site in Martial Cottle Park?

Our City Forest and hundreds of local volunteers have planted over 210 trees and shrubs on our 2-acres since Spring 2015. There is an arboretum that showcases trees that grow well in our urban environment. Additionally, there are native and drought-tolerant shrubs to provide windbreak and habitat for wildlife. Eventually, there will be signage for visitors to learn about the benefits of trees and native plants for our ecosystem. This is the future site of The Center for Urban Forestry, which will be a hub for environmental education programming.

Currently, we have a team of our AmeriCorps service members travel to Martial Cottle weekly to water and provide basic care for the existing plants. Visit our site off Chynoweth Ave. to see the latest developments, including a Lawn Conversion Demonstration site. We will begin hosting DIY workshops starting on May 6th during the Spring Celebration event.

How you can help!

•Volunteer every Th & Fri, 9a - 12p

Sign up by emailing: treecarevolunteers@ourcityforest.org

Donate building supplies & tools, like lumber or a battery powered saw

Sponsor a project, like an educational greenhouse, or fund the planting of our native garden


Contact Rhonda Berry to donate or to become a sponsor: 

(408)998-7337 x 106

Read more about our site development at Martial Cottle Park

Our City Forest blog


The Mercury News article