Residential VolunTREErs

We love our volunteers!

Volunteers at a planting event. Photo: SFTTB

Interested in learning about your local trees? We’re always on the lookout for residents and community partners.

We’ll train you on how to collect data on trees, on how to inspire your neighbors to request and plant trees, and help make Boston a more tree-healthy city.

There’s a lot to do!

  • Help plant trees
  • Inventory street trees
  • Engage with our tree recipients
  • Assist with fundraising events
  • Adopt-A-Tree (coming soon!)

What’s it like to volunteer?

Our Fall 2018 Tree Inventory volunteers said:

“​For me, Speak for the Trees provides an experience that is unlike any in Boston. My knowledge of our trees in the urban environment has increased dramatically.  I now understand struggles of trees within my neighborhood. I am now committed to help however I can to increase canopy coverage in Boston.​”

How to get involved

Fill out the form below to sign up as a volunteer.

Fill out this form to sign up as a volunteer

  • Ryan Woods with Teens Commissioner Woods discusses the importance of Boston's Urban trees

    “I met with the Teen Urban Tree Corps in the field ... [and] was impressed by their dedication and recognition of the importance of Boston's trees. The program stands as a model for engaging youth while the information they gathered will help us in planning Boston's green future.”

    Ryan Woods, Boston Parks Commissioner

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  • child at event Photo: SFTTB

    Tree Equity Matters

    Urban trees have been shown to decrease blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and improve mental health.

    Learn More about Tree Equity in Boston
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