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Volunteer with Forestry

No matter your level of expertise, whether you’re interested in helping out for a day or wanting a more long-term commitment, the Forestry Section has a volunteer opportunity for you.

Saturdays at the Tree Farm

Volunteer workdays at the Rolling Hills Tree Farm are the third Saturday of each month, from January through June and September through November. Reservations are required at least one week in advance.

Projects vary by season, but often include transplanting trees into containers; planting in the tree fields; weeding; staking and tying trees; and organizing the tree inventory.

Bring your family, friends, co-workers and fellow tree enthusiasts. Rain or shine, we’ll be here with something to do for every physical activity level.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Craig Fox, 817-392-5729.

Become a Citizen Forester

Interested in a longer-term volunteer commitment with more in-depth training? Citizen Foresters receive 60 hours of training in exchange for 25 or more hours of volunteer service focused on publicly-owned trees.

Citizen Foresters are capable of assisting with tree inventories; training and pruning of newly-established trees; measuring street trees for clearance; helping lead groups on volunteer days at the Fort Worth Tree Farm; participating in tree planting projects; helping residents select the right trees at give-away events; etc.

Visit the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council website to find out more about this program and to register for the upcoming training.

Special opportunities

To volunteer for the Mayfest tree give-away booth, Arbor Day events, special planting projects, or to schedule a volunteer day at the tree farm for a group of 10 or more members, contact Craig Fox at 817-392-5729.


4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 2200
Fort Worth, TX 76115


Contact Forestry

City Forester:
Rustin Stephens

Tree Planting & Maintenance


Tree Selection/Identification

Tree Planting and Care

Tree Diseases & Insects

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