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Plant trees in West Oakland!
Have fun and do something great during your weekend by planting trees with us. Get a good workout while contributing to Oakland's community spirit and environmental health. Our program allows Oakland residents to receive free or reduced-cost trees, thanks mainly to a grant from the State of California to our sponsors at the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation ( What: Planting a new grove of trees in West Oakland at the old Pacific Pipe / American Steel property. Who: You! Bring your friends or make new ones. No experience is needed. You should be able to lift 30 pounds (half the weight of a new tree). Wear closed-toed shoes, clothes that you can get dirty, and a hat for sun protection; bring your own water. We'll provide the shovels, picks, brooms, and gloves. We'll also provide some snacks. If you are bringing a minor, please let us know. How: Dig a hole, take the tree out of its pot and put it into the ground, backfill the soil around the roots, and sweep the sidewalk clean. (Don't worry; we'll teach you whatever you don't know -- or get a preview by reading our guide here: .) Where: Meet in West Oakland, at Mandela Parkway & 20th St (just east of Mandela). We will plant the trees a short walk away from the starting point. Please join us here for our orientation and safety briefing first. When: Saturday morning/midday, starting at 9am. We expect to finish by 1pm. We can plant in light rain, but if we decide to cancel because of heavier rain, we'll announce it here by 8am. For more information or to join our email list, contact us at [masked]. If you are lost or running late on Saturday, call or text Derek at[masked]

planting location for 12/15/18

1960 Mandela Pkwy · Oakland, ca

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    We plant trees in Oakland where people ask us to -- along streets, at parks, at schools, and more -- especially in the parts of town that need trees the most. Join us if you want to use your muscles and your mind to help make Oakland a (literally) greener place. For more info, go to .

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