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 have new schedule of events up soon, including workshops and tree tours.

How you can help!

•Volunteer every Th & Fri, 9a - 12p - care for trees and help beautify the site

Become a Tree Care Specialist - We need someone that can commit to watering the newly planted trees and shrubs on a weekly basis. Schedule is flexible, training provided.

Become a Docent - Commit to 1-2 days per week, schedule is flexible; open up the site during park hours and greet visitors walking by, sharing Our City Forest's programs and services

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