The Park People



Plant Trees






The Park People's mission is to work with communities to plant trees and improve parks for a healthy, resilient future.

We improve parks by raising funds for park projects, like the reconstruction of the Cranmer Park Sundial & Plaza, and we support the urban forest through our programs: Denver Digs Trees, Mile High Tree Champions, TreeForceCommunity Forester, and the Park Legacy program.

Quick Links

Keep up with our activities. Become a Park Person. Join our Park Bench e-newsletter

Check out our blog for info on parks, trees, and our community

Checking on your tree in early spring,  watch this video on how to check for signs of life: 'Dead or Alive?'

Retraining a Tree with Basal Shoots

Wondering what tree to plant? Check out our Best Trees for Denver list

Celebrate the birth of a child, the memory of a loved one, or a special event with a Tribute Tree or Paver

Denver Digs Trees testimonials


What's New

Now Hiring: ArboristField Crew Supervisor and Program Associate

Looking for a low-cost or free tree? Denver Digs Trees has got you covered. Sign up to receive a reminder in January when applications are available

Lead projects in your neighborhood as a paid Community Connector (currently recruiting for Barnum, Villa Park, West Colfax, and Montbello)

Read the Autumn 2022 Park Bench Newsletter!

New blog post! How Much Water Does Your Tree Need?

Watch our Yale University Forest Forum presentation on Community-Based Forestry

A Message from the Director: The Park People's commitment to creating a more equitable, just community


Upcoming Events

Neighborhood Party & Tree Planting Workshop

Join us at our Barnum Community Connector's yard to enjoy some homecooked food and celebrate trees. At 1:00 we'll be getting a tree planting demonstration from one of our experienced Community Foresters, and then practice what we've learned on two additional trees, planting them properly, together. It's all about getting ready for our October 14th west Denver Community Tree Adoption event!


VOLUNTEER to Help Adopt Out Trees

Sign up to volunteer with The Park People for our west Denver Community Tree Adoption. It's like a mini-Denver Digs Trees, and we'll be distributing 300 trees and hundreds of shrubs in low-canopy west Denver neighborhoods. It's all about working with communities to build healthier more climate resilient neighborhoods. Help residents load up baby trees so community members can get them all planted and grow our urban forest.

RSVP HERE to volunteer!

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