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Below are links for City of San Diego departments and other local organizations and agencies involved with trees.Bicyclist riding by palm trees at Robb Field

City of San Diego

  • Sustainability – One of the goals of the Sustainability Department is to prepare San Diego to be climate resilient by increasing the urban forest with more street trees and new parks.
  • Parks and Recreation – The Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 40,000 acres of developed and undeveloped open space, more than 340 parks and more than 26 miles of shoreline.
  • Planning – Through its Park Planning section the Planning Department reviews projects to ensure adherence to General Plan standards for population-based parks, as well as impacts to the City open space park system, manages updates and amendments to existing park master plans, and prepares community plan recreation elements. In addition, master tree planting plans are an integral part of individual community plans.
  • Public Utilities – The Public Utilities Department’s Water Conservation Division offers a variety of programs to assist property owners keep their trees and other landscaping green while conserving water and saving money.
  • Transportation and Storm Water – The Transportation and Storm Water Department’s Street Division maintains our street trees through the Urban Forestry Program.

Other Groups

  • Arbor Day Foundation – San Diego is one of the foundation’s designated Tree City USA communities.
  • California Arbor Week – California Arbor Week works to unite cities, businesses and individuals to educate Californians on the value trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods.
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (Cal Fire) – CalFire’s Urban and Community Forestry Program works to expand and improve the management of trees and related vegetation in communities throughout California.
  • California ReLeaf – The organization promotes alliances among community-based groups, individuals, and industry and government agencies, encouraging each to contribute to the livability of cities and protection of our environment by planting and caring for trees.
  • San Diego Regional Urban Forest Council – The council is a member driven coalition of agencies, businesses and educators working to improve local urban forest assets.
  • San Diego Water Conservation Garden – The City of San Diego is one of several partners that support the organization that educates and inspires through excellent exhibits and programs that promote water conservation and the sustainable use of related natural resources.
  • Tree San Diego – The organization works to benefit the San Diego region to make it a healthier place to live, work and play.