Trees need tree advocates. Many communities have well-established boards, ordinances and groups focused on their local trees. Other communities may have a need for these organizations.
Whether you’re looking to get involved with an existing organization or begin the process of starting your own, GFC is here to help.
Start a Tree Board
A tree board is a group of concerned citizens, usually volunteer, charged by their community’s tree ordinance to develop and administer a comprehensive tree management program. If your community is looking to start a tree board, here are some helpful resources:
Participate in a Tree Advocacy Groups
Tree advocacy groups are community groups focused on the health and well-being of their community’s trees. Most of these groups:
- Collect membership dues and fundraise.
- Increase awareness of the benefits of trees
- Coordinate the planting and care of trees
- Develop educational programs
- Provide an essential conduit for volunteer action on the local level