About the Course

The Trees Forever TreeKeepers program is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care and who wish to become a stronger voice for trees in their neighborhoods and communities.

What to Expect

Participants in TreeKeepers will take part in hands-on and classroom presentations led by experienced Trees Forever staff members and other invited tree experts. All training will incorporate opportunities for practicing skills learned.  After completion of the TreeKeepers program, participants will be equipped with the knowledge of how to maintain our urban trees and plant trees for future generations. Trained TreeKeepers volunteers will be additional “eyes and ears” for trees in their neighborhoods and can share their knowledge with neighbors and key influencers.

Specifically, TreeKeepers will participate in a variety of training sessions, learning about:

  • Tree Identification & Biology
  • Proper Planting & Maintenance
  • Benefits of Trees
  • Urban & Community Tree Issues
  • Volunteer Recruitment & Engagement
Benefits of the Program

TreeKeepers graduates will:

  • Actively participate in tree plantings in their neighborhood and the community.
  • Gain hands-on experience caring for street trees and park trees.
  • Protect community trees and be a tree ambassador.

TreeKeeper graduates are encouraged to perform volunteer service in their area. Help the trees in your community thrive by becoming a Trees Forever Treekeeper!

Interested in becoming a TreeKeeper? Check our events calendar to find out when our next course starts!

Class Sponsors

Des Moines TreeKeepers
MidAmerican Energy
Trees Forever members

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor TreeKeepers
International Paper
McIntyre Foundation
Trees Forever members

Already a TreeKeeper? Click here for class resources.

Together, we are truly Planting a Better Tomorrow!™