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Plant Trees


This love will last a lifetime - or two.

Choose from our Street, Shade or Native Tree species.
Our City Forest will process your permits, provide your tree and teach you how to plant and care for your tree.

All we ask is you love your tree for its life,
and hopefully show OCF a little love in return too. 

Donate Here Get a tree 

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Plant Trees


This love will last a lifetime - or two.

Choose from our Street, Shade or Native Tree species.
Our City Forest will process your permits, provide your tree and teach you how to plant and care for your tree.

All we ask is you love your tree for its life,
and hopefully show OCF a little love in return too. 

Donate Here Get a tree 

TREES FOR YOUR HOME

Making your house a home.

Follow these simple steps to GET TREES
for your Park Strip, Front or Backyard. Start by checking out the trees below, then our arborist or nursery experts can help ensure you're planting the right tree for the right place.

Our City Forest is here to help every step of the way. Let's get planting! 


Steps to Plant

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Agree to care for your tree with our non-binding Tree Stewardship Application. Permits are mandatory for a PARK STRIP tree; we can help you obtain one from the city of San Jose, if needed. Pick up FRONT and  BACKYARD trees from the Nursery and plant that same day. 

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Our Trees For All team will contact you after we have received your application. Sign up for our PLANTING
DEMONSTRATIONS
 
available every Saturday during the planting season at the Community
Nursery, registration is required. Also, watch our Instructional Planting video.

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Visit our COMMUNITY NURSERY to select from our available species. If you already have a permit for your PARK STRIP tree, please bring it with you to the nursery with your Tree Stewardship Application, or submit ahead of time. All park strip tree applicants will receive a scheduled pick up date & time.

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ENJOY YOUR TREE for generations. Use our easy-to-follow instructions:

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Watering 

Care 

 
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TREES FOR your Street


Making your street a neighborhood.

Help coordinate a planting for your neighborhood.
With 10+ trees, OCF will arrange a full neighborhood
planting complete with delivery, planting, care workshops
and concrete removal. 

Planting Coordinator Kit

TREES FOR your Street


Making your street a neighborhood.

Help coordinate a planting for your neighborhood.
With 10+ trees, OCF will arrange a full neighborhood
planting complete with delivery, planting, care workshops
and concrete removal. 

Planting Coordinator Kit

 

Volunteer

Green thumbs are highly contagious.

JOIN OUR PLANTING TEAM every week for plantings around the community. Check the Events Calendar for upcoming dates. Any age or size of group are welcome. 

No experience necessary. 


Workplace Volunteering

It takes a village to raise an urban forest.

Organize a team-building VOLUNTEER DAY for your COMPANY planting trees around our schools, parks, buildings and neighborhoods.

Volunteer Groups enjoy team work through
planting and workshops while helping
plant the future of Silicon Valley. 

 
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For Commercial Property Owners


For Commercial Property Owners


Commercial Property Owners and Managers

Our City Forest wants to help your business achieve sustainable goals, while saving you time and money! If your commercial property falls in this green highlighted area, please contact us right away - we have a tree planting grant that you should take advantage of.

Click the image to see the interactive map (opens in new window).

Click the image to see the interactive map (opens in new window).

If your property falls in the green boundary: 

  • Receive wholesale prices on 15-gallon shade trees.  

  • Receive tree monitoring services for first 3 years.

  • If more than 10 are ordered from them, they can deliver and plant for free.

You just agree that the tree(s) will be cared for by filling out an application:

If you’re business is interested in seeing a return on investment, then plant a tree and literally watch the value grow!

  • Trees are one of the few assets that increase in value as they age.
  • Along with other landscaping, trees can increase your property value by 15-20%!
  • Planted in the right place, trees could help your business save 20-50% on gas & electric bills.
  • Trees are stormwater managers - they help with runoff and capture water with their roots to return to the ground rather than puddle up.
  • Trees reduce traffic speed if planted along roads and parking lots.

Contact Rob with any questions: 408-998-7337 x 108 or email your application to trees@ourcityforest.org today and we'll follow up with the next steps.

 

 

 

 

 

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For Residents of Saratoga


The City of Saratoga has launched an exciting campaign to plant 2,020 trees by 2020.

Our City Forest is here to help achieve this goal.

Download Application

For Residents of Saratoga


The City of Saratoga has launched an exciting campaign to plant 2,020 trees by 2020.

Our City Forest is here to help achieve this goal.

Download Application

 
 

The City of Saratoga is pleased to announce a program to encourage the planting of 2,020 trees by the year 2020. 

In support of this effort, the City will contribute funds to this program to supplement the cost of planting a new tree. This program has been designed to reinvigorate the community at very low cost to the homeowner. Each property owner can apply for up to two street trees (15-gallon size). Trees must be planted in the front yard of the property and be chosen from the list of approved trees that can be found below. All ordering logistics, planting and code compliance will be handled for you – you agree to be responsible for the tree for its lifetime.


How to get your tree(s):

Step 1: 

• Fill out Tree Stewardship Application and send to trees@ourcityforest.org

• Indicate tree choice(s) from the approved Available Species List - or ask for tree selection assistance

Step 2:

• Our City Forest will consult with you regarding your tree selection and planting location

Step 3: 

• Our City Forest will plant your tree and provide 3 years of annual basic young tree care

• You pay $95 per tree

Pay Here

Questions?

Please contact our community planting team at trees@ourcityforest.org or call 408-998-7337 x 124

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El Quito


If you live in the El Quito neighborhood, you've come to the right place. Apply for a tree by February 6, 2017.

El Quito


If you live in the El Quito neighborhood, you've come to the right place. Apply for a tree by February 6, 2017.

El Quito Trees for Free Program 

This program is offered exclusively to the El Quito Community through its City of Saratoga administered Landscape and Lighting District fund. This program has been designed to reinvigorate the El Quito neighborhood and benefit all of the nearby community at no incremental cost to the homeowner. Each eligible property owner can apply for up to 2 free 15-gallon street trees. The trees must be planted in the front yard of the property and can be chosen from the list of approved trees (see link below). 

Please download and fill out the application. Return it to Our City Forest no later than February 6th, 2017.

After submitted, our planting team will contact you soon to confirm tree species and planting dates. Questions? Email our Planting Manager Rob at rob@ourcityforest.org or our community planting team at trees@ourcityforest.org.


The El Quito Neighborhood is roughly bound by Hwy 85, Saratoga Avenue and Quito Road.

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Get A Tree For Your Home


Fill out an application below for fastest and easiest processing.

Get A Tree For Your Home


Fill out an application below for fastest and easiest processing.

Please fill out the following Tree Stewardship Application and email to streettrees@ourcityforest.org. Send a copy of your planting permit, if it's for a San José street tree.