Support CaUFC & our California community trees

What, Who, & Why We Serve:
The Need:
Urban forests provide a wide range of critical and useful benefits to California’s communities and they need advocates for their on-going care.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1968, California Urban Forests Council is the oldest urban forest council in the nation dedicated to the expansion of sustainable urban forests to make California's communities healthier and stronger.
Our Purpose:
Serve and expand the health, viability and condition of California’s urban and community forests through advocacy and education.
Our Vision:
To create California communities which are cleaner, healthier and more prosperous through collaborative action and investments in urban forestry and urban greening.

Support CaUFC TODAY!


There are many ways to support the work of CaUFC.

DONATE: simply make a one-off or monthly donation. You can also make donations in bitcoins!

SHOP: Did you know that every time you shop on Amazon you could also be helping CaUFC? Click on the button below or go to and select the California Urban Forests Council from the list of registered organizations. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase on eligible items.

You can also purchase urban forestry merchandise through our CafePress store, where up to 20% of the purchase price is donated to CaUFC. We have a range of items including t-shirts for adults and kids, greeting cards, lunch & tote bags plus water bottles. Click here or the button below to see our full range.

BECOME A MEMBER: Membership has many benefits, click here or the button below to find out more.

BE A PARTNER: From tree planting events to education and outreach, there are many ways that CaUFC partners with organizations and companies to help grow great neighborhoods. Find out more here.




Learn about how we serve California’s trees and residents - Our Programs:
Invest From the Ground Up
– a statewide education campaign to get the most civically-minded Californians  to better understand the true value of our neighborhood trees. Through this campaign we partner with local community organizations to address their local issues around trees. The program also has a tree planting component  (formerly known as
United Voices for Healthier Communities). Over 12,000 trees have been planted to date! Learn more.
The Regional Councils CaUFC supports 7 Regional Councils across California: Bay Area, Central Coast, Inland, LA/OC, San Diego, Sacramento Valley, and San Joaquin Valley. The Regional Councils bring professional expertise and experience to communities throughout the state through local events which help expand  local urban forestry efforts.

Professional Education Workshops are held throughout the year along with an annual conference. Topics have included: Arboriculture in the 21st century; The Built Environment & Public Health; Tree Risk & Urban Forestry; Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder and so much more.
CA EnerTrees  A two part program with tree-planting for energy savings and carbon sequestration as a focus in Marin County, CA; and a website under development for the use of community organizations, cities and energy companies to reduce energy use by strategically planting trees, in partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Public Policy We support a variety of advocacy efforts ranging from Urban Forest CAR Protocols to Cap and Trade Revenue Allocations and others.

The Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit An online toolkit allowing managers of large tracts of trees to create a master plan for their city, neighborhood, golf course, or home owner’s association.