Planting Trees in Spring Valley

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”   - Chinese proverb 

We all know that trees do a lot more than just provide shade. They soak up gallons of water reducing storm water runoff, act as a filtration system for pollutants in water and soil, help regulate water flow, recharge ground water, improve soil microbiology, trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, produce oxygen, and reduce erosion.  So why is Spring Valley losing trees at an alarming rate?

San Diego County :: Climate Action Plan - Measure A-2.2 :: County Tree Planting

The County of San Diego’s Department of Parks and Recreation initiated a tree planting program with a goal to plant a minimum of 3,500 trees annually at County parks and open space preserves. 

Kate Sessions Commitment

Each community is invited to pledge to the Kate Sessions Commitment and to plant 100 trees per year. 

When is the best time to plant trees in Spring Valley?

Hymenosporum flavum - Sweetshade 

Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 25-40 feet
Width: 15-20 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation: Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F

Tipuana tipu - Tipu Tree 

Origin: Bolivia (South America)
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 20-30 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation: Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F

Spring Valley Heritage Tree List

Barbic Court Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig (1874)


Trees can help add to property values, improve water quality, lead to less runoff and erosion, increase canopy and provide shade, absorb sound, increase carbon sequestration, and many more.