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Become a citizen forester

Posted Jan. 29, 2019

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Citizen foresters plant street trees in a Fort Worth neighborhood.

Registration is now open for citizen forester training. Become an expert volunteer and a steward of the urban forest.

The citizen forester program is sponsored by a partnership between the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council and the City of Fort Worth’s Forestry Section. Once the training is completed, volunteer time is focused on publicly-owned trees such as those in parks, along streets or in school yards. Volunteer activities might include planting, pruning, mulching, preparing inventories and evaluating storm damage. Citizen foresters also deliver presentations to groups wishing to learn more about tree benefits and maintenance.

The 2019 citizen forester training program will consist of 10 sessions, held on the third Wednesday of each month from March to December in Fort Worth. Each session will be a mix of classroom and hands-on training.

Currently, volunteer foresters are performing very meaningful work by conducting ash tree surveys in preparation for the emerald ash borer, a harmful pest to ash trees in North Texas.

Interested? Fill out an application.

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Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. April 22, 2019; City Hall, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Northside Area Community Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 22, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Northside Area Community Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 22, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Collective Bargaining Negotiations with the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local Union 440: 9 a.m. April 23, 2019; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Special Called Meeting Work Session: 9 a.m. April 23, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Special Called Meeting Public Hearing: 10 a.m. April 23, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. April 23, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Civil Service Commission: 6 p.m. April 23, 2019; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex Auditorium, 505 West Felix Street.
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Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. April 23, 2019; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority: 10 a.m. April 24, 2019; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
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City Plan Commission Work Session: noon April 24, 2019; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. April 24, 2019; City Plan Commission Public Hearing, 200 Texas Street, 2nd floor, Council Conference Room 290.
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Park and Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. April 24, 2019; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Avenue.
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