Urban Releaf is an urban forestry/ environmental non-profit established 1999 in the City of Oakland, California to address the needs of communities lacking greenery. Urban Releaf is committed to the revitalization of our communities through tree planting, garden projects and environmental education. Tree lined streets are a necessity in all neighborhood planning and development efforts. Studies show that increasing the number of trees in an area improves the psychological well being of residents. Urban Releaf seeks to empower our children and youth to beautify their neighborhoods. We believe that rehabilitation through tree planting and environmental awareness will revitalize our urban cores.
We work with At Risk Youth organizations to promote and sustain community beautification projects. Our programs also expose youth to science: arboriculture, biology, and advanced plant sciences.