About Us


Each year the Huntington Beach Tree Society gives boys and girls the opportunity to better understand and appreciate trees, and to listen and learn the ways of nature.

The Huntington Beach Tree society is available to speak at a classroom or other events.

We are sure the trees would speak for themselves, if only they could talk. For now, this will have to do.

Jean Nagy

After moving to the Huntington Beach area in the mid 90s, Jean Nagy was troubled to see so few trees in the city. Upon voicing these concerns to city leadership, she was encouraged to start a tree society. Thus, the HB Tree Society was born, in 1998

Jean's efforts cover everything from the ground up -- from putting shovel-to-earth to securing grants for new park spaces and planting trees on city streets. Jean devotes over 2,000 hours annually, totaling over 52,000 service hours. She spearheads maintenance and restoration efforts, resulting in the planting of over 8,000 native trees and plants annually, equivalent to a $500,000 contribution to the city each year.

Jean's commitment remains unwavering as she continues her work in the HB Urban Forest every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.