Urban Forest Friends

THANK YOU to ALL the individuals, families and service groups volunteering with the HB Tree Society!

Extra credit goes to La Quinta High School Honor Society students for coming out to plant buckwheat, cistus and other California natives alongside the Urban Forest and Shipley to Shore Trail.

Marina Key Club kids enthusiastically trimmed and planted on a sunny Saturday morning in the Urban Forest and along the Shipley to Shore Nature Trail. At left, this cluster of boulders beautifying the trail will soon double as a water feature for bird baths in a hummingbird forest that is beginning to grow. The students are shown above right flanking Laura, an artist and HB Tree Society volunteer, who repurposed this broken pipe along the creek bed into a dragon. 

Go Oilers!  On a September Sunday the HB Oilers basketball team and their parents worked in four areas of the Urban Forest and along the Shipley to Shore Nature Trail. They all worked so hard and made great progress. Thanks for the full-court press!

Fountain Valley Red Cross Club kids cleared brush and planted CA-natives on a warm Saturday .

On a mission – These teens and chaperones came to the Urban Forest and Shipley to Shore Trail all the way from First United Methodist Church in Glendale, AZ! The 15 “stewards of the earth” spent a July Saturday morning clearing brush, planting, and spreading wood chips. A volunteer from their host church, Community United Methodist in HB, explained why they came: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

Gratitude for Shipley to Shore Trail Growers – Scouts from Huntington Beach and Westminster spent a Saturday morning in June clearing and planting sage, salvia, Mexican marigolds and verbena along the mid-section of the Shipley to Shore Nature Trail, adjacent to Ellis Avenue. HB Tree Society President Jean Nagy, above left, taught them proper planting techniques to help ensure these flowers thrive.



These students with HB High School Key Club did a fantastic job of mulching around the parking lot entrance and boulders of the Shipley Nature Center. The area looks so much better because of all of their hard work. To find more volunteers digging in, click here.