Tree Programs Committee

Each Arbor Day, as part of PlantAmnesty’s Arbor Day Tree Prune, arborists from PlantAmnesty’s Referral Service volunteer their day to deadwood specimen trees in one of our city’s parks, public gardens, arboretum, and school yards. Our parks are often overworked and understaffed and the trees rarely get the attention they deserve. This is another classic ‘win-win’ situation in that a community service is performed and the arborists get the ability to work on gorgeous big trees like the beautiful European Beeches at Volunteer Park, or the Oaks at the Arboretum. Their work is rarely noticed because they are so skilled; of course the trees themselves are the work of art. Planning this event requires meeting several times during the winter to determine a site. On the day of the event we need volunteers to haul limbs, and support the arborists as they work their magic.

Donated work days happen when an Arborist donates a day’s worth of work to PlantAmnesty. Sometimes the job is big enough that several crews are called in to get the job done. Then it’s like a crow party!  It is amazing to watch the skilled arborists swing from limb to limb, bringing out the natural beauty of each individual canopy.