Huntington Beach Tree Society




Bringing back habitat  – This summer we’ve welcomed back the dragon (art) and endangered gnatcatchers to the Urban Forest. Read more.

Love was in the air this spring! This proposal was caught on camera by HB Tree Society volunteer Leslie Gilson at Gibbs Butterfly Park. Find more Gibbs gab by clicking here

Saluting HB Tree Society’s newest rangers – California Arbor Day on March 7 brought out cadets from Sunburst Youth Academy & CalJOBS who, in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach, participated in planting a Jacaranda grove. Everyone on hand for the planting and celebration – including City Council members Kim Carr and Barbara Delgleize – enjoyed hearing songs about trees by the Threshold Choir and a tree poem read by volunteer Ann Anderson, playing Nature Bingo to earn ranger badges, and writing inspirational tags to hang on Urban Forest trees. An impromptu, requested cadence performed by the visiting volunteers added to the fun.

Local Daisy Troop #7367 earned badges on Jan. 10, 2020, by cleaning up the Urban Forest. These hard-working young ladies also performed a heartwarming skit as a tribute to HB Tree Society President Jean Nagy. Their lines included: “Did you know it all started with a lady named Jean who thought there were not enough green spaces in Huntington Beach?  …  That was before we were born! …  She sounds like the kind of woman that lives up to the Girl Scout Law …  Yes! We can make the world a better place too!”

Support, Your Style

Are you and your dog enjoying outings through the Urban Forest & along the Shipley to Shore Nature Trail?  We welcome your support through funding and volunteering! To show our appreciation, Urban Forest best dog friend photos will be featured on hbtrees.org/dogsupporters.

If you have an Amazon account, your purchases can now beautify our community. For the same products and prices, you can donate 0.5 percent of the price of your purchases, which adds up quickly!  Simply visit your Amazon page and under  “Account & Lists,” select Amazon Smile and type “Huntington Beach Tree Society, Inc.” For future online shopping, type “SmileAmazon” in your browser to be directed to the site.

Here’s how your groceries can make our community greener:

Visit ralphs.com. Create or log into your Ralphs account. Click on “Community Rewards” & search for the non-profit HUNTINGTON BEACH TREE SOCIETY, then click Enroll.

It costs nothing to enroll or contribute, & funds forestation for generations. Let’s grow!

We’ve started a new Shipley to Shore HB Facebook page to provide our friends with regular updates about progress on the nature trail. Please check it out.

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To see a short video on
“The Metamorphosis of  Gibbs Butterfly Park,”
please click here.

To join Laura Angelini in Gibbs Park, please click here.

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Check out these videos!


Click on the flowers above and, when prompted, use this password to view a spectacular 3-minute video: springF0rest (The 0 is a zero and not o). Our thanks to creator Peggy Priver for allowing us to share her photography. Enjoy!

Saving Green, shot and produced by Matt Hanlon, is a short 2018 documentary about a group of volunteers who have fought for decades to preserve and maintain Huntington Beach’s parks. HB Tree Society is working with the city on a more sustainable model for managing city-owned green space.

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Huntington Beach Tree Society (HBTS) was incorporated in 1998 as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) with the purposes of:

  • Planting and maintaining trees
  • Educating the public about the benefits and importance of trees and California friendly plants
  • Enlarging our green environment (another name for plants/trees in cities) for the enjoyment and health of all
  • Increasing habitat for urban wildlife

We are an equal opportunity, all-volunteer organization. Donations do not go to salaries. Our dollars go a long way! 

The Huntington Beach Tree Society (HBTS) was incorporated in 1998 as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) with the purposes of:

  • Planting and maintaining trees
  • Educating the public about the benefits and importance of trees and California friendly plants
  • Enlarging our green environment (another name for plants/trees in cities) for the enjoyment and health of all
  • Increasing habitat for urban wildlife

Exceptional attributes: We are an equal opportunity, all-volunteer organization. Donations do not go to salaries.  We have a donated office and donated use of two trucks. Our dollars go a long way! To date we have purchased and planted more than 7,500 trees and CA-friendly plants growing in and around the Urban Forest, located in southwest Huntington Beach Central Park.

Feathered Tree
Fans Found in
Huntington Beach
Central Park

 

A Spotted Towhee, spotted in the Urban Forest.

A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk having breakfast in the park.

Hummingbird in the HB Central Park Secret Garden.

A hummingbird pollinates Central Park wildflowers.

Great Horned Owls reside near HB Central Park Library.

A Great Horned Owl on an evening visit to HB Central Park’s westside raptor foraging area.

A blue-gray Gnatcatcher, at home in the Urban Forest.

A white-tailed Kite, also seen in the Urban Forest. 

http://hbtrees.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-waiver/

Click here to be directed to a volunteer application.




Checks may be sent to:

HB Tree Society
PO Box 1269
Sunset Beach, CA  90742

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