Accomplishments 2019-2023

What have we accomplished since 2019? KSC was started by urban forestry professionals and community members (volunteers), and expanded with the addition of interns almost two years ago.

  • Worked with retail and wholesale nurseries to stock quality, locally-suitable 5-gallon trees, and with organizations to invite members to grow trees in front- and back-yards
  • Distributed 100 trees to those who couldn’t afford trees, from donations to KSC
  • Set up and maintained website, Instagram #katestrees and Facebook page
  • Collaborated with, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sierra Club, Water Conservation Garden, Interfaith Climate Environmental Justice, and other local organizations
  • Supported career experiences for ten college seniors at SDSU and CSU-San Marcos that majored in geography, environmental studies, sustainability, or urban planning
  • Led interdisciplinary groups for drought tree watering and tree mapping 
  • Coordinated with Professional Tree Care Association (SD-based), SD Regional Urban Forests Council, Tree San Diego, City of San Diego’s Promise Zone and Equity Stakeholder group
  • Applied ideas from CityPlants (Los Angeles), California Urban Forests, TreePeople, and others