Educational Programs


This free, six week course educates citizens about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning.

We combine presentations from local professionals and in field trainings where we will learn the basics of identifying, planting, and maintaining trees.

Who Should Attend? Community members, green career professionals, and Forestry/Horticulture students of the St. Louis Region interested in learning about trees and improving our Urban Tree Canopy.

Spring classes begin the last week in February! Visit our events page for more details

Previous participants may log their hours here

Tree Camp

Students will learn basic tree biology and identification as well as the relationship between trees and birds, pollinators, fungus, soil, and water through nature arts, crafts, games, and more. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Campers will have learn about relationships between trees and living organisms, taking tree measurements, and learning how to take care of and identify trees. The cost for Tree Camp is $100. Thanks to our generous supporters, subsidized registrations are available for $50.

Registration for 2023 is now available

Please email for more information or call 314-533-5323.

Other Educational Opportunities

Forest ReLeaf supports the Forest Keeper Network that engages Missourians in hands-on experiences and citizen science activities. Our staff also frequently teach tree related courses throughout the year at professional conferences, local events, and in partnership with allied industry partners like Great Rivers Greenway,  St. Louis Community College and Missouri Botanical Garden. Training opportunities open to the public will be listed on the EVENTS page.


Every volunteer experience includes educational components that connect people with the benefits of trees and boost confident in proper tree stewardship.


Classes and schedule vary each year and season and are announced via email when scheduled.

Resources for Teachers

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri’s program, The Missouri Forestkeepers Network, provides free lesson plans for teachers wishing to incorporate tree education in their curriculum. The program provides straightforward opportunities for students at all grade levels to become involved in data collection, identifying Missouri trees, data analysis, and report writing.

Course subjects include: