Volunteer with Tree Trust this fall!
Have you seen our fall Community Forestry volunteer events yet? Check out the events we have below, and visit our website to sign up! Volunteers at Tree Trust will get the chance to work alongside their neighbors, friends, and family to improve their community environment by planting and distributing trees! 

If you'd like to sign up a group, or have other questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica

Fall Tree Plantings
9/9 - Westwood Hills Nature Center Planting
9/16 - North St. Paul LCCMR Boulevard Planting
9/23 -  Maple Grove LCCMR Boulevard Planting
10/6 - North Minneapolis Trees for NoMi Planting
10/7 - Winona Planting
10/7 - St. Paul LCCMR Planting
10/14 - Lakeville Green Futures Planting
10/14 - Rochester LCCMR Planting
10/21 - St. Paul Planting
10/21 - Shakopee LCCMR Boulevard Planting
10/28 - Hennepin County Minnetonka Boulevard Planting
TBD - Ada LCCMR Planting
TBD - Ely LCCMR Planting
TBD - St. James LCCMR Planting

9/16 - Mound Tree Distribution
9/16 - Minnetrista Tree Distribution

Attend a Water Quality Town Hall and Advocate for Trees!
Earlier this year, Governor Dayton announced a new goal to improve Minnesota's water quality 25 percent by 2025. In the Governor's report, improving green infrastructure (planting trees) is the 2nd most important step in protecting and improving our water quality across the state.

Did you know an 18" ash tree will mitigate 2,000 gallons of storm water in one year? That's 2,000 gallons of water that is absorbed rather than passing over pavement and picking up pollution on its way to our waterways. Unfortunately, ash trees across the state are being devastated by the invasive pest, the emerald ash borer. Imagine a community losing just 1,000 ash trees- the loss of those trees will result in an additional 2 million gallons of water entering the stormwater system!  If we are to improve our water by 25% across the state, it will be more important than ever that we prioritize planting trees in the coming years!

To enforce the urgency in planting trees, we encourage you to advocate at your local level. Town Hall meetings are being held across the state this summer and fall to allow regular citizens to engage with policymakers; these meetings are free to attend and open to the public. Please consider attending a meeting near you to advocate for the planting of trees to improve water quality. Do you want to attend but are unsure what to say? Contact our Community Forestry department for assistance.

Marshall Thursday, August 17
Crookston Tuesday, September 5
St. Cloud Wednesday, September 6
Ely Tuesday, September 12
Bemidji Wednesday, September 13
Minneapolis Wednesday, September 27
Burnsville Wednesday, October 4
Stillwater Thursday, October 5

For more information, including Town Hall locations  and times, please click here.  
Tree Trust's YACC Program is Hiring
Tree Trust's Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC) program is currently hiring participants for its next 12 week paid employment training program. Positions start September 5!
YACC participants help to improve the environment and the community by maintaining and developing projects/green spaces, while building transferable job skills to help them reach their future goals. 

Participants work a total of 28 hours per week.  The pay rate starts at $9.50 per hour with immediate potential to earn weekly incentives, plus additional room for advancement! 

If you or someone you know is interested, you can learn more about the program and apply here.

Work at Tree Trust
Come join our team! When positions are open, Tree Trust seeks to hire qualified staff and participants. Positions exist in a variety of different capacities and include full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. View open positions here
Current Openings: 
Landscape Construction Technician
When you donate to Tree Trust, you positively impact environmental health and the lives of thousands of people in your own community. It is through the essential support of our donors and volunteers that Tree Trust has been able to transform lives and landscapes for more than 40 years.