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

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


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

Want to become a Tree Keeper? Minimum requirements include attending 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 your newfound skills to teach others the basics of tree planting care. Not only will you be a steward of the land, but you can share that joy and knowledge with people in your community! 

UPCOMING TRAININGS                    

-Wednesday, October 17th, 12-1PM: Lunchtime Urban Forestry Webinar
Join us at the Durham General Services Building (2011 Fay Street) for a free webinar provided by the North Carolina Urban Forest Council! This month's webinar will cover the best practices of pruning. Light snacks will be provided. 


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