Urban Corps plants trees throughout San Diego County through grants and partnerships with cities, schools, individuals, and community organizations committed to the vision of urban forestry.

Youth in the program learn proper tree planting techniques, tree care, pruning and watering. While planting trees to improve urban and low-income neighborhoods, Corpsmembers are also educated on the aesthetics, benefits and importance of trees to the urban environment.


More than 27,000 trees have been planted by Urban Corps to date.

Partners include:

The City of San Diego

Cal Fire

San Diego Gas & Electric

Tree San Diego

California Urban Foresty Council


City of Chula Vista

City of La Mesa

City of Encinitas

City of Imperial Beach

City of Vista

Rancho Santa Fe Association

Balboa Park Conservancy

Effective September 2015, all requests for City of San Diego no-cost street tree planting in the community right-of-way are now being processed through the City of San Diego Street Division.


You may make a request for a tree in THREE ways:

1. Using the Street Division’s Service Request Hotline at 619-527-7500

2.  Via the Street Division online service request form accessed  at

3. Via email:

You may also view the City of San Diego Street Tree Selection Guide for information on selecting City-approved tree species.

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Urban Corps of San Diego County

San Diego Center - 3127 Jefferson Street San Diego, CA 92110

North County Center - 2200 Micro Place Escondido CA 92029


Phone: (619) 235-6884 I Fax: (619) 235-5425

Office Hours: Monday – Friday  08:00AM – 4:30PM