Help ensure the health and vitality of Denver's trees... Become a Community Forester!
The Park People and Denver Parks & Recreation have teamed up to present the Community Forester program and empower individuals to lead tree planting and care activities within the community.
Once trained, Community Foresters can lead and participate in tree planting and care projects in their neighborhoods as well as activities for The Park People, the Denver Forestry Office, and the Be A Smart Ash campaign. This is a great opportunity to support our environment, urban greening, community health, and quality of life in Denver.
Enrollment is closed for 2021. Please sign up to receive a notification when enrollment opens for 2022
Attendance in Trees 101 is required prior to participation in other workshops. To become a Community Forester, you must complete all five workshops and commit to 10 hours/yr of volunteering, course descriptions below. Those wishing to receive training with no volunteer commitment may also enroll. You will receive a badge in Urban Forestry. Those who do not attend the full workshop series receive the title "Tree Steward" and are able to volunteer in support roles.
Become a Community Forester: $100 for all 5 workshops, with an individual workshop cost of $25. This reflects the value of your volunteer commitment. Those who do not fulfill their commitment will be charged full price (equivalent to the Badge in Urban Forestry). We are able to offer a limited number of need-based scholarships this year in honor of Sue Cannon. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please request that at enrollment over the phone.
Earn your Badge in Urban Forestry: $300 for all 5 workshops, with an individual workshop cost of $65. No scholarships are available at this time for this track.