Educational Programs

TreeKeepers

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

When: Thursdays September 8th – October 13th (except for October 6th), Field Day on Saturday October 8th

Where: Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall, field session TBD

Timing: Urban Chestnut Classes from 6-8pm, Field session 9-12pm

What: TreeKeepers is back to an in-person event! Forest ReLeaf of Missouri will be hosting a 6-week tree care course in which we will combine presentations from local professionals and in field trainings where we will learn the basics of identifying, planting, and maintaining trees.

Who Should Attend: Landscapers, Grounds Crews, Landscape Maintenance Staff, Horticulturists, Developers, Property Managers, Arborists, Forestry Students & others interested in learning about trees!

Questions: Call 314-533-5323 or email info@moreleaf.org

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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 will open in late Spring!

Please email info@moreleaf.org for more information or call 314-533-5323.

Other Educational Opportunities

Aside from TreeKeepers, Forest ReLeaf’s forester also teaches various courses throughout the year through St. Louis Community College and Missouri Botanical Garden.

Course subjects include:

    • Tree ID
    • Small Native Trees & Shrubs
    • Forest Soils


    • Forest Ecology
    • Overview of Oaks

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:

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