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Welcome!

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.

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Request period for Treeforce 2022 is closed. Interested in free trees, tree planting & tree care services in 2023? Fill out our interest form here.

Get on the list: sign up to be the first to know when Denver Digs Trees 2023 is live

Sign up for a 2023 Community Forester Registration Reminder

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

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

We're Hiring! Community Connectors

Check out our newest e-newsletter: Supporting our Launch of Treeforce

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

The Autumn 2021 Park Bench Newsletter is here!

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

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for a few dedicated volunteers to help us check in on our 2022 Denver Digs Trees plantings! 

We hope that the 1000+ trees we distributed this year have been thriving in their new homes, but if not, now is the time to intervene and help set them up for a strong growing season next year. We love to hear from residents about how their trees are doing, but having an extra set of trained eyes on these young trees is really important as well, so we need your help!

 Survival Monitoring is critical to the success of our programs, and provides valuable information about which species are doing well and which may be struggling.  It also helps us provide residents with advice and resources to ensure a healhty future for their trees. 

Please Sign Up Here if you are interested in completing Tree Health & Survival Checks in your neighborhood, or anywhere across the city! 

Volunteer Day of Service- Platt Park Work Day

Join our longtime partners and supporters Xcel Energy for a day of service in Platt Park- aka The Park People's backyard! 

 Xcel employees, Park People staff and community member will come together to clean up the garden beds and mulch trees in Platt Park on Thursday September 8, from 9am - 12pm. 

Sign Up Here and join the fun!

 

Community Forester & Tree Steward Work Day

Calling all Community Foresters and Tree Stewards!

Do you still need to complete your volunteer hours?  Do you want to get out and make a differance for our urban forestest and the comunity? 

 We are hosting a work day at DHA site Columbine Homes this Saturday Aug 20 from 9am - 12pm. 

We will be mulching and pruning street and courtyard trees, and will be assisting Denver Forestry with small dead tree removals.  

 Sign up Here & we will see you on Saturday! 

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