Planting Trees

ECOSLO and our amazing partners are kicking off a new tree planting program as of October 2019.  Our current grant funding supports planting 120 trees by April 30, 2020 in the urban area of the City of SLO – including neighborhoods and streets.

We hope this is the beginning of a beautiful tree planting effort throughout SLO County!

Tree Types:

  • Australian Willow
  • Chinese Elm
  • Chinese Pistache
  • Cork Oak
  • Engelmann Oak
  • Island Oak

The types of trees that are being planted are part of ECOSLO’s current funding cycle.  Local tree experts and City of SLO staff are in support of these urban-appropriate and climate-friendly trees.

Look for the green tree icon in the map for locations of trees currently planted and being cared for by our wonderful volunteers!  Icons that have a red tree are trees that have been planted but are in need of a volunteer Tree Adopter – if you or someone you know is interested, please email

Map of trees that have been planted:

Would you like to adopt

a tree to water

and care for?


Want a tree

for your yard?

Know of an urban

location that

could use a tree?

Volunteers will be assigned a tree to water each month and provide ECOSLO with updates on how it’s doing!  Tree care information and reminders will be provided.



If you have space in your front yard for a tree we would be glad to send a group of volunteers to help plant a tree.  You and your neighbors can enjoy the many benefits that trees offer.  Submit your address and a picture for review.



If there is an open tree well location in the City of SLO that you think a tree could be planted, please submit the address and a picture for review.


Thank you to our partners for making this possible.