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.


SE Neighborhoods Tree Planting with Friends of Trees
Saturday, November 21
8:45 a.m. to noon

Meet at Real Life Church at 2202 SE Bella Vista Rd. 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.

Hands-on Tree Pruning Workshop
Saturday, November 14
10 a.m. to noon
Arnold Park, 4298 NE 18th Ct

Want to learn how to prune trees? Join this hands-on  workshop to learn proper pruning techniques. Participants will learn how to prune young trees for structure and clearance. Tools and instruction provided, just show up dressed for the weather.


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

Make a Difference Day along Burnt Bridge Creek
Saturday, October 24
9 a.m. to noon

Meet at Leverich Park, 4220 NE Leverich Park Way
Help restoration efforts along Burnt Bridge Creek with the Watersheds Alliance and the City of Vancouver's Greenway Team. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of the creek; tools 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