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.

Volunteers planting a tree. Photo: SFTTB

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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

  • Tree planting

    Have a site in need of some trees? Fill out our tree planting proposal form.

  • Current Job Openings

  • Community Tree Specialist

    The‌ Community Tree Specialist will lead the organization’s projects related to tree siting, tree planting, and tree care. This will include scoping out and selecting sites at the parcel level for tree planting, determining the best tree species for each site, and developing programs to support training of staff and volunteers on best practices regarding tree planting and tree care. Job description can be found here.

    Salary: $40,000 – $50,000 / year + benefits

  • Board members

    Board Member Openings

    Passionate about environmental justice and equity? We are actively growing our board. Link to the board description.

  • Browse our calendar for upcoming events, webinars, and more.

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