Ways to Get Involved

Like to get your hands dirty? Love trees? Believe in social, racial, and economic justice? Join our network and support Boston's urban forest. There are so many ways to get involved.

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  • Adopt-A-Tree

    Adopt-A-Tree

    Take care of your newly planted tree and help sustain our urban forest.

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    Tree Giveaways

    We provide free trees to residents of Boston to plant in their yards. We're always seeking community partners to work with us to gather together and celebrate trees.

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  • Teens identifying a street tree Teens identifying a street tree. Photo: SFTTB

    Teen Urban Tree Corps

    Are you a Boston teen looking to learn more about urban forestry? Our 6-week summer program provides paid opportunities to learn, grow, and give back to the community

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  • Volunteers learning to identify trees Volunteers learning to identify trees. Photo: SFTTB

    Volun-TREErs

    Our VolunTREErs play a critical role in connecting to residents and keeping our trees healthy and happy.

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    Boston Urban Forest Friends

    Boston Urban Forest Friends (BUFF) is a coalition of organizations, community groups, and individuals focused on increasing partnerships and collaboration around growing Boston’s urban canopy.

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  • Current Opportunities

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    Tree planting

    Sign up for our newsletter to receive emails about our upcoming upcoming giveaways and plantings. Have a site in need of some trees? Fill out our tree planting proposal form.

  • Current Job Openings

  • Team Leader, Teen Urban Tree Corps School Year Program

    We’re seeking a 19-24 year old Boston resident for our Teen Urban Tree Corps School Year Program. The leader will support teens’ work to plant trees in their community. Read full description.

    Details: The position runs 11/22/21 through 4/29/22 for 15 hours / week at $14.75 / hour. 

    How to Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to Eva Paradiso at [email protected]. Please include “Team Leader” in the subject line. 

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    Board Member Openings

    Passionate about environmental justice and equity? We are actively growing our board. Read more.

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