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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

Community Forester Trees 101

Trees 101

9am - 1pm   |    The Fleming House, 1510 S Grant Street, Denver CO, 80210

$25 for volunteers, $65 for non-volunteers, prerequisite for all other workshops.

Trees 101 teaches the important basics from which other workshops will draw. Hence, you must attend this workshop before all other workshops. We will cover tree biology and the environmental factors that impact tree growth as well as discuss the benefits of trees and common myths. You will also learn what it means to be a Community Forester or a Tree Steward. You'll find out what the program entails and about the various activities that require highly-skilled volunteers and team leaders.

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.

Community Forester: Planting & Health

Tree Planting & Health

$25 for volunteers, $65 for non-volunteers

9am- 1pm |  Location TBD 

In this class, you'll learn to properly plant balled and burlapped, bare root, and container trees in a safe manner using the concepts of Right Tree, Right Place, Right Way. You'll also become familiar with common tree health issues, disease and pest management, and tree health resources. Field component included.

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.

Community Forester: Planting & Health

Tree Planting & Health: April 9, 2022

 9am-1pm, Eisenhower Recreation Center 

**$25 for volunteers, $65 for non-volunteers

In this class, you'll learn to properly plant balled and burlapped, bare root, and container trees in a safe manner using the concepts of Right Tree, Right Place, Right Way. You'll also become familiar with common tree health issues, disease and pest management, and tree health resources. Field component included.

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