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Forever Balboa Park has planted 800+ trees in the park, and those young trees need some TLC!

Tree Maintenance Stewards help maintain and support the growth of young trees in Balboa Park. Stewards are trained to identify common tree species around Balboa Park, monitor tree health, and maintain trees by removing encroaching weeds and grasses, watering, and mulching.

Tree Maintenance Stewards meet twice monthly to support young trees as they grow and establish, performing the hands-on work the trees require to flourish. Volunteers work in the West, Central, and East mesas, from Morley Field to Marston Point, making a lasting impact on the landscape of Balboa Park.

Volunteer Requirements

Be a Tree Maintenance Steward

Hundreds of recently planted young trees need care across Balboa Park. Volunteer maintenance contributes to a stronger and more resilient urban forest.

  • Over the age of 18
  • Passionate about our urban forest and the trees of the San Diego region
  • Interested in learning tree care and how to identify tree species
  • Able to walk, bend, kneel, and lift up to thirty pounds
  • Willing to work 4-6 hours each month in 2-to-3-hour shifts
  • Available on Monday mornings
  • Able to remain outdoors during the entire shift
  • Able to make a 1-year commitment
  • Willing to complete a background check and fingerprinting (at no cost to you)

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