About Us

Urban Forest Friends started out as the Tri City Urban Forest Alliance (TUFA) and was founded in January 2019. We advocate for a strong, vibrant Urban Forest Program for the Tri-Cities. We work closely with the City of Fremont and City of Newark as they develop their Urban Forest Program. We are a branch of Tri-City Ecology Center, a well respected, environmental non-profit, for over 40 years, serving our Tri-Cities.

The UFF leadership committee meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm. Please fill out the form to Get Involved if you'd like to attend, and let us know what you'd like to help with!

Our Goal

Our goal is to increase the tree canopy in the Tri-Cities through tree planting and tree care, community outreach and education and through advocacy.

Atherton Tree Canopy

Pleasanton Tree Canopy

Fremont Tree Canopy

Our Impact Since 2020

619 Trees Planted

676 Volunteers Engaged

2,025 Volunteer Hours

101 Oaks Grown & Donated

16 Education/Outreach Events

In the News

Tri-City Voice

October 2023

California Retired Teacher's Association and Urban Forest Friends planted the first tree in California in honor of retired teachers! NUSD superintendent, school board members, and Assemblymember Alex Lee came out for the occasion.

Tri-City Voice
February 2022

Tri-City Voice did a feature on Urban Forest Friends Washington High School tree plantings!

Tri-City Voice
August 2021

Tri-City Voice did a feature on Urban Forest Friends.

Partner Non-profits

Greenbelt Alliance
Newark's wetlands have been identified as a Climate Resilience Hot Spot by the Greenbelt Alliance. Read more about opportunities for climate resilience in Newark here.

Urban Forest Friends is a branch of the Tri-City Ecology Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.