“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.

WHAT IS A TREE KEEPER?

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! 

UPCOMING TRAININGS

  • Thursday, May 31st: Tree Keeper Celebration @ Sandy Creek Park                                                                                We want to commemorate the achievements of the past season with you! We'll have a free lunch and some *exclusive* tree keeper gear to award from 12:30 to 1:30. Afterwards, Urban Forester Alex Johnson will lead the group in a tree pruning. Please register here. 

  • Wednesday, July 18th, 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 topic will be the power of community partnerships. Light snacks will be provided. 

  • 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!