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The Nursery


Let it grow, let it grow.

Our City Forest's Community Nursery & Training Center is home to thousands of native and non-native tree, shrub and grass species. All trees and plants are available on a tax-deductible donation basis, and visitors can attend expert-led workshops on planting, care and propagation.

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The Nursery


Let it grow, let it grow.

Our City Forest's Community Nursery & Training Center is home to thousands of native and non-native tree, shrub and grass species. All trees and plants are available on a tax-deductible donation basis, and visitors can attend expert-led workshops on planting, care and propagation.

Get Directions

 

LOCATION & CONTACT

1000 Spring St. San Jose, CA 95110
treenursery@ourcityforest.org
408.998.7337 ext.119


HOURS**

Thursday - Saturday
9am - Noon

**Nursery will be closed on the following days: 9/8, 9/9, 9/10 & 9/17


TREES

SHRUBS & PERENNIALS

GRASSES

 

Click on an icon to view our species lists

Our nursery hosts a large variety of trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses available for the community, including CALIFORNIA-NATIVES, DROUGHT-TOLERANT and DISEASE-RESISTANT species. 
For specific questions, please stop by or contact us!

 
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The Nursery is expanding and needs your help!


Great opportunity for corporate sponsors and other groups who'd like to contribute and make a positive impact in their community. 

We are adapting our best management practices and undergoing a huge renovation effort at the nursery to protect our communities from various pathogens. Projects vary depending on funding and volunteer group size. Interested? 

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The Nursery is expanding and needs your help!


Great opportunity for corporate sponsors and other groups who'd like to contribute and make a positive impact in their community. 

We are adapting our best management practices and undergoing a huge renovation effort at the nursery to protect our communities from various pathogens. Projects vary depending on funding and volunteer group size. Interested? 

Contact us Today

 
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Volunteer 

Calling all green people.

JOIN OUR NURSERY TEAM during open hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9 - noon. Growers, propagators, and docents are always needed. Check the Volunteer Calendar for upcoming dates or events.  No experience is necessary.


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Tree-mendous team-building.

Our City Forest provides team-building workdays for COMPANIES at our Community Nursery & Training Center. Groups enjoy a fun day out learning and performing plant maintenance, propagation, transplanting and watering, while supporting a great cause. 

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Donate


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Donate


Help us Grow.

The Community Nursery is accepting in-kind donations year round.

Wish List

  • Lumber, hardware, and building materials in good condition

  • Hand and power tools in working condition

  • Gravel, flagstone, stepping stones, pavers, fill sand, and baserock

  • Nursery containers/supplies in good condition

  • Bamboo/wooden stakes in good condition

  • Strawbale Hut or Yurt (we have the design planned, help us fund and build!)

  • Wood chips

  • Cardboard (large pieces)

NOTE: We generally do not pickup material unless it is in large quantities or highly desired.  We prefer if you can drop material at nursery during our Open Hours 9a - 12p or by appointment.

We also accept trees and plants on a limited basis.  Please email us a list of species with descriptions and photos. Donated plant material must meet the following condition and acceptance is at the nursery manager's discretion: 

  • Donated stock must be identified (as a known species and/or cultivar) and pest/disease free.
  • In most cases, the plant must already be growing in a container, and not recently dug out of the landscape.
  • Trees must be less than 3/4" in trunk diameter/caliper and less than 6' tall.
  • Perennials, grasses, shrubs that can be divided.
  • Cuttings and seeds of identified species must have known collection location and/or source.

We do not accept:  Redwoods, Oaks, Mayten, Acacia, Toyons, Madrones, or Privets.

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Landscape Professionals


Urban Foresters, City Arborists, Restoration Agencies and other Landscape Professionals can choose from our selection of drought-tolerant, native trees & shrubs. Wholesale pricing and contract growing available. 

Wholesale Pricing & Availability

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Landscape Professionals


Urban Foresters, City Arborists, Restoration Agencies and other Landscape Professionals can choose from our selection of drought-tolerant, native trees & shrubs. Wholesale pricing and contract growing available. 

Wholesale Pricing & Availability