Citizen Foresters are Casey Trees-trained volunteers who teach new volunteers how to properly plant and care for trees, represent Casey Trees at events and spread the word about the value of urban forests.
Become a Citizen Forester
To become a Citizen Forester, you must complete one or more qualifying class — Trees 101, Tree Planting or Stand Up for Trees.
Citizen Planter is a new specialization within our Citizen Forester program that trains individuals to be tree planting experts. For this distinction, you must attend the Tree Planting class and volunteer at two or more Community Tree Planting events each season. No prior experience is necessary.
Lead Citizen Foresters are seasoned volunteers who serve as liaisons between staff and project organizers on Community Tree Planting projects. Casey Trees invites a select number of active and enthusiastic volunteers to train to become Lead Citizen Foresters. To be considered, individuals must have completed Trees 101, Tree Planting and Stand Up for Trees classes and demonstrate strong leadership and organization skills.