“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”

Part of Keep Durham Beautiful's mission to preserve and increase Durham's tree canopy. As part of this mission we train and ask for the help of our Tree Keepers.


A Tree Keeper means you have accumulated the knowledge and skills to be able to help assist in other volunteer events and help others learn how to plant trees and experience the joy they bring! We rely on our Tree Keepers to help us be able to plant more trees than we could facilitate using just our small staff. They make our results exponential!

Want to become a Tree Keeper? You must attend two workshops, one on pruning and one on tree planting. After your training we ask that you be prepared to attend at least one tree planting in that season and utilize our newfound skill to teach others the basics of tree planting care.Not only will you be a steward of the land but you can share joy and knowledge with people in your community! 


We don't have any upcoming trainings currently but sign up for our newsletter using the form below to receive updates about trainings and upcoming volunteer events like tree plantings!


Thank you for being dedicated to Durham's canopy and the trees that make our city beautiful and healthy!