Did you know that nearly 20% of Balboa Park’s 15,302 trees are designated Poor, Critical or Dead due to disease and drought?
The Balboa Park Conservancy is helping preserve, protect, and renew Balboa Park’s urban forest with the help of tree lovers like you.
We Collect Data. We completed a comprehensive Tree Inventory for all of Balboa Park, locating each tree, its species and condition using GIS. This helps us better care for the trees and supports strategic decision-making.
We Plant Trees. Through our program Tree Balboa Park we’re planting 500 trees in partnership with the City of San Diego through a generous grant from CAL FIRE.
We Educate. We work with Urban Corps to plant trees in Balboa Park, providing young adults with paid job training, and important work and life skills. With Tree San Diego, we train disadvantaged students to plant and water trees—providing knowledge and hands-on experience they can use in their own backyard.
We Advocate. We partner with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department and organizations like CAL FIRE, the San Diego Regional Urban Forests Council, Urban Corps, and Tree San Diego to increase the awareness and support for our urban forest.
Are You a Tree lover?
The Conservancy serves as a catalyst for excellence in the park—but we cannot do it alone. We need to build our community of supporters to promote the growth of the volunteer programs, to help reforest Balboa Park, to advocate for sustainable revenue streams, and to plan and execute meaningful park projects.
With your help, we’re investing in the reforestation of Balboa Park. Trees are an important part of helping the city reach its goals in the recently approved Climate Action Plan, and we are doing our part to help preserve, protect and renew this incredible natural resource.
How you can help
Dedicate a Tree
Planting a tree is one of the single most meaningful ways to recognize someone important you. Please let us know if you would like to dedicate a tree or a “grove” for someone special. We are happy to discuss the best way to recognize this dedication, whether it be a custom certificate or a private event. Please email email@example.com or call us at (619) 331-1115 to create your experience.
Give a Gift
Help build the legacy of Balboa Park when you donate to the Trees Forever fund. The Balboa Park Conservancy provides expertise, resources and advocacy to implement all of these important urban forestry initiatives. Any size gift can become a “Tribute Gift” – made in honor or memory of someone special.
Become a Tree Steward
Help strengthen the sustainability of Balboa park when you become a trained volunteer Tree Steward—supporting the planting, maintenance and care of this unique urban forest.
Make a sustainable impact on your community and our environment. Participate in a tree planting workshop and support San Diego’s crown jewel. For more information on organizing your own group event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (619) 331-1920.