Volunteer Events and Workshops Calendar

Urban Forestry plants and takes care of about 1000 new trees throughout Vancouver each year, and it couldn't be done without all of our dedicated volunteers. Visit this page regularly to find out about volunteer opportunities throughout the year, from planting season through maintenance season.

If you would like to be placed on our mailing list and receive quarterly updates about upcoming events, plantings and volunteer opportunities, download and return the Volunteer Interest Form, call (360) 487-8308, or send us an e-mail.

For more information on any of the following events, please feel free to contact us.

Neighborhoods

Friends of Trees, West Side Planting
Saturday, February 20
8:45 a.m. to noon

Meet at St Luke's Church, 426 E 4th Plain
Arrive early to enjoy coffee and pastries. Dress for the weather. Training and tools will be provided, as well as a potluck lunch after the planting. For questions or to RSVP groups larger than 5, email emma.stammer@cityofvancouver.us or call 360-487-8327.

Friends of Trees, NE Planting
Saturday, March 26
8:45 a.m. to noon
Meet at Haagen Park, NE 138th Ave & LeRoy Haagen Drive

Arrive early to enjoy coffee and pastries. Dress for the weather. Training and tools will be provided, as well as a potluck lunch after the planting. For questions or to RSVP groups larger than 5, email emma.stammer@cityofvancouver.us or call 360-487-8327.

Now is a great time to start planning a tree planting for this fall or winter. If you would like trees at your home, business, local park, or other area contact Urban Forestry to find out how.

Lincoln Neighborhood Tree Map
Take a leisurely stroll through the Lincoln Neighborhood with this tree map and see what different trees look like during each season, you may see one that would look perfect in your yard!

TreeTalk Workshops

A series of educational workshops all about trees hosted by Vancouver Urban Forestry.

Winter Tree ID Walk
Saturday, January 30
10 a.m. to noon
Clark
College
Join us for a winter tree identification walk through the Clark College Arboretum. As we walk, learn some basic ways to identify trees without foliage. Branch arrangement, bark, and buds help us to identify winter trees. Dress for the weather. RSVP by calling (360) 487-8308 or by email.

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, February 13
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Healthy Homeland Community Garden, 3300 NE 66th Ave
Join this hands-on workshop to learn the basics of winter fruit tree pruning and care. Learn the different types of pruning cuts and when to use them to reduce diseases and promote healthy fruit production. Dress for the weather. RSVP requested by calling (360) 487-8308 or by email.

Parks

Haagen Community Park Tree Planting
Saturday, October 24
10 a.m. to noon
NE LeRoy Haagen Memorial Drive & 138th Ave 

Join the Haagen Adopt-a-Park team to plant new trees and shrubs in the park. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. Dress for the weather. Contact Urban Forestry with questions at 360-487-8308.

Natural Areas

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 18
9 a.m. to noon

Blandford Canyon
Help restoration efforts along Blandford Canyon with the Watersheds Alliance. Volunteers will remove invasive English Ivy from the urban natural area; gloves and training will be provided.For more information, contact the Watersheds Alliance at 360-852-9189.

There are several natural area sites throughout Vancouver that have an ongoing restoration need, though. Projects at each site include young tree care, mulching, and removing invasive plants. These are great projects for groups and can be scheduled around your needs.

Behren's Woods, Bella Vista neighborhood

Clay Canyon, Ellsworth Springs neighborhood

Starke Park, Fircrest neighborhood

Please email Urban Forestry or call 487-8308 for details or to schedule a work party. Training, materials, and tools will be provided.

Susan hugging Friends of Trees mascot Garry Oak
Friends of Trees volunteers planting trees in Vancouver
Kids planting at Make a Difference Day event
Volunteer preparing a shrub for planting
Clark College students planting a tree
Fruit tree pruning workshop