Become a TreeKeeper and make a difference in your community!
Join Trees Forever for our three-part class series and gain the knowledge to become an effective environmental volunteer.
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 virtual 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!
The next in-person TreeKeeper courses will be held Tuesdays September 20, 27, and October 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be offered to both Cedar Rapids and Des Moines area participants.
There is a $30 fee for in-person TreeKeepers courses that covers meals and materials.
The next virtual TreeKeepers course is scheduled for March 2023!
Des Moines TreeKeepers
Trees Forever members
Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor TreeKeepers
Trees Forever members
Already a TreeKeeper?