Scouting Outings with HB Trees


Daisy Brownie Troop 2218 visited the Urban Forest in April to plant poppies and this Japanese Black Pine tree.


Eagle Scout candidate Aidan Jardine (center, HB hat), brought friends to install 3 signs he had made for Urban Forests habitats.

Cub Scout Pack 435, aka Urban Forest mulchers

Creek beautification

Urban Forest, Summer 2023

Charlie Gibbons planted Red Bark Eucalyptus trees for his Eagle Project. He has now graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Here he is helping out and checking out the impressive size of the trees he planted 8 years ago.

Girl Scout troop 9414 spent about 90 min weeding the Triangle Garden in front of Shipley Nature Center, where HB Trees and Mesa View CA Jr. Scholarship students planted Redbuds on CA Arbor Day in March. The girls made a dent in the weed overgrowth there. This picture was taken afterwards, when the kids went over to see the Snowy Egrets nesting in the trees inside Shipley’s.

Daisies plant Poppies– Troop 2281 from Seacliff Elementary received some gardening pointers for planting seeds that will bloom into California’s state flower.

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!

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.


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

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!