Keep Oakland Beautiful Tree Planting Event

Start your weekend off right by planting trees with Keep Oakland Beautiful in Oakland!  If you’re looking for some physical activity with a civic and environmental component, this is it.

June 11, 2016

Volunteers from the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter have been helping Oakland continue its public tree-planting program since early 2010. They have planted more than 1,500 trees so far. Keep Oakland Beautiful, the Sierra Club Tree Team and the Oakland Parks and Rec Foundation have a large CalFire grant for even more trees over the next three years!

The trees may be anywhere in Oakland, but first we organize into teams at our staging area, in the parking lot of Epic School, 1122 29th Avenue (near Fruitvale BART). The school has no street-number, but it is between the railroad tracks and East 12th Street; look for our “Sierra Club Tree Team” sign at the black metal fence, with the white flagpole and the sky-blue building inside it. You can bike or walk to join us. If you have a car or truck, please consider bringing it to the meeting place, since we may ask you to drive other volunteers and supplies to planting locations a few miles from the staging area.

Second Saturday mornings, 9am-12pm. Join us as often as you like. Teams will break out from the meeting place as soon as we can, generally 9:15 or so. If it is raining heavily, we won’t meet on that day.

For more information about the event, click here. To join the Tree Team mailing list, contact Derek Schubert, Tree Team lead, at or 510-435-2452 (texts OK).