One Thousand Teens, One Thousand Trees
How Youth Can Help
Tree Heroes like Carlos make a real difference in the health and beauty of their community.
Would you like to live in a more beautiful world that's cooler in the summer, too? Guess what? You can and all of us can if we're all willing to help a little. All it takes is a some of your time and care to help grow a prettier, greener, and healthier neighborhood, school, or community.
You can help make the world and your community a better place with Our City Forest. Our City Forest can show you how. Our City Forest is a group of people who are working to help people create forests in the city.
The Our City Forest people are great with trees. They know how to plant and care for trees and can teach you how, too. Then, you can be a Tree Hero in your community by helping plant and grow a forest in your city!
Our City Forest has in-school, after-school and summer activities for teens who want to help by planting and caring for trees in their neighborhoods and schools. Teens can also volunteer and get community service hours. Teens can:
• Organize a tree planting for your school or neighborhood
Tree Heroes from the Bill Wilson Center spread mulch at the Tree Bank
• Help at the Tree Bank
• Identify the trees in your schools and neighborhoods
• Raise seedlings to trees for Our City Forest plantings
• Take "before and after" photographs of tree planting sites
• Organize a fundraiser to buy trees for your school
• Join with a student club to sponsor a planting project
• Be a "Tree Advocate" to help sick or abused trees
• Hold an Earth Day rally in April
• Arrange to do your community service with Our City Forest