Educational Programs


Forest ReLeaf of Missouri’s TreeKeepers classes, presented by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and sponsored in part by the Missouri Department of Conservation, are held twice each year in Spring and Fall.

This free, six week course  educates citizens about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas: identification, biology, soils, planting, pruning, and insects and diseases. No prior experience required. Graduates are asked to provide 24 hours of volunteer service to Forest ReLeaf or in forestry-related projects in their community.

This year’s course will take place on Wednesday’s from October 6 through November 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Urban Chestnut Brewery in the Grove. On October 13, participants will meet at the Jewel Box in Forest Park at 5:00 p.m. and arrive at Urban Chestnut at 6:30 p.m. for the second half of the class. No prior experience required. Registration is free, however, graduates are asked to provide 24 hours of volunteer service to Forest ReLeaf or in forestry-related projects in their community. Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis, sign up today!

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.

Dates: August 2-6, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park
Address: 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road St. Louis, MO
Cost: $100 / $50.00
Ages: 5th & 6th Grade

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.


Please email 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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