Get your hands in the dirt!

Join us in urban greening activities like tree planting, pruning, and sidewalk gardening.



  • Growing and caring for our urban forest is one of the most effective actions you can take to fight climate change and create environmental and health benefits for our city.

  • Volunteering with others in the community is a fun and social way to contribute to a worthy cause.

  • ​Volunteers tell us it brings them lasting joy and satisfaction to see the trees and sidewalk gardens they planted grow and flourish over time.​


We plant trees and install sidewalk gardens year-round in a variety of neighborhoods. Our planting events generally run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Led by our staff and volunteer Planting Leaders, volunteers plant 5 to 7 trees at each planting.


For tree care, volunteers work with our staff to assess the health of the trees, ensure that supporting stakes and ties are sound, and prune the trees as needed. 


We also recruit volunteers for outreach and advocacy. 


Sign up to be a volunteer and we'll get you involved.


We are happy to host volunteer groups ranging from five to twenty people. Bring your community group or a team of your friends. For groups less than 5, please sign up as individual volunteers.


Corporate workdays are a fun opportunity for groups to engage in team-building and fulfill corporate social responsibility goals while benefiting the environment.