grow your knowledge
As more neighbors feel empowered to plant or care for trees, our community’s ability
to increase healthy tree canopy grows even stronger.
free training about tree planting, maintenance, and identification is key to growth
Through the “Neighborhood Forester” program, we provide four free classes on these topics led by Friends’ trained urban forest staff and arborists.
Community members also have the opportunity to volunteer for a pruning and a planting event to put their knowledge to the test!
Overacheiver? We get it.
become a certified neighborhood forester
Certified Neighborhood Foresters often become critical advocates for trees in our community, and leaders in efforts to grow and protect the canopy. Friends often calls on certified Neighborhood Foresters to provide leadership support for volunteer tree projects.
Want to take a class? They’re free and we offer two per month! Check our calendar and get started.
Adopt-a-Park volunteer Chazz spreading mulch at Garfield Park!