As citizens of Boise, we all share a common interest in the welfare of the trees that grace our great city. The stewardship of this rich community resource is a privilege that we can all share in through a series of volunteer and education opportunities offered by Community Forestry.
Education and Volunteer Programs
Volunteer opportunities include events such as ReLeaf Boise, when hundreds of volunteers help plant over 100 trees along the streets of Boise, one-time service projects where you can plant, protect, or care for the city's trees, and ongoing efforts such as the Tree Steward program where volunteers can learn and care for trees on an ongoing basis.See More
Tree, Lawn, Landscape & Gardening Classes
Learn more about caring for your trees, lawn and garden at these informative classes.
All classes are offered at no charge, but please register ahead of time by calling (208) 608-7680 or register online.
We will cover everything from planting, pruning and harvesting grapes, to how to train your grape vines and handle the challenges of insects and diseases.
Learn the basics of caring for the soil as well as basic plant structures and walk away with a growing understanding on how to manage soil and proper tree care for healthier, longer living trees.
Learn the correct way to make a pruning cut, the tree's response to the cuts you make and how to prune for the long-term health and beauty of your trees.
Tree Selection and Planting
Once you've chosen the perfect tree for your area, learn the correct way to plant (or what to look for when someone else plants) to ensure the tree's long-term success.
Learn to identify the problems and get suggestions on how to correct them.
Wildflowers and More
We will go on a photographic journey to explore the floral treasures of the Boise Front,
Learn how to grow a successful organic garden and how you can enjoy the health and personal benefits of cultivating your own food.
Roses and Landscape
We will cover pruning techniques and how to treat some of the most common pests in roses, including bacterial cane blight.
Boise Community Forestry provides a series of self-guided tree walks, for citizens to use to learn about the variety of trees in Boise's Parks. Brochures are available to guide you on these tree walks, with a map showing the approximate locations of each tree. Each tree walk contains basic tree descriptions, including the common and botanical names, the size of an average full-grown healthy tree and the ability for the species to adapt to different soil and site conditions.
Ann Morrison Park (PDF Download)
Julia Davis Park (PDF Download)
Morris Hill Park (PDF Download)