Scouting Outings with HB Trees

March 2023

Following a planting lesson from Urban Forester Cheryl Johnson, 4th grade local Girl Scouts prepare to plant CA native Electric Blue Sage (Salvia chamaedryoides).

Eagle Scout candidate Joey (right) and his buddy did a fine job placing & securing railroad ties to enhance a portion of pathway in the Urban Forest. Eagle Scouting provides building blocks of leadership, service & community, & has led to many HB Central Park project improvements!

January 2023

New Tree IDs! Next time you’re in the Urban Forest, check out the 12 new tree species identification posts assembled & placed by Eagle Scout candidate Ruben Andelin & friends/family in between rain storms.


December 2022

Eagle Scout candidate Ryan, at left, with friends built a bench along the Shipley to Shore Trail near Ellis Avenue.

November 2022

From tackling tumbleweeds to mulching gardens, Cub Scout Pack 435 was a big help. We thank them for spending their Saturday doing a good turn.

Girl Scout Troop 5262 celebrated their Bridging ceremony in the Urban Forest. Bridging is a beloved Girl Scout tradition that honors girls’ achievements throughout the year and celebrates their “crossing the bridge” to the next Girl Scout level. These girls planted a Toyon grove near Ellis and Edwards Streets, and even better, come back regularly to water it!