Build a Forest

"A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit."-Greek Proverb

Tree Planting
As open land shrinks and population grows, pressures on our urban forests has increased. With positive intervention we can overturn this trend.

Tree planting is a fun, all-ages activity! Help plant native trees, shrubs and wildflowers at MacGregor. Planting events are a great activity for groups, individuals and families. Events take place in the spring and fall seasons, and are typically held on weekend mornings.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You would actively remove invasive vegetation that smother native trees and shrubs and
planting native plants will sustain forests for future generations. Typical tasks may include
digging, pulling weeds, carrying loads to dumpsters, and site cleanup. All tree stewards will meet with the Volunteer Coordinator and learn about proper tree planting, plant removal techniques and safety standards.

  • Able to comfortable working outside, sometimes on uneven ground and willing to get dirty. It also may be necessary to walk on unimproved trails and/or sloped areas to access the areas to be maintained.
  • Able to follow directions.
  • Initiative to work independently.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Interact and communicate with the public in a professional manner.
  • Able to work outside in a variety of conditions such as heat, cold, or rain.
  • Able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and
    moving your whole body, such as lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending, and handling of materials.
  • Appearance should be a positive reflection of the organization.
  • Closed toed shoes and long pants are required.
Minimum Age:
You must be at least 13 years of age or older (unless volunteering as part of a family)


This is great opportunity to get outside, beautify parks, trails and greenspaces, meet new people, and to learn about invasive plant species and their removal.

Apply HERE