There are many ways to get involved with SUFA. Volunteers are needed, for example, to help with planting trees, maintaining stewardship of the young trees, distributing informational material, educating the public about the importance of the urban forest, executing administrative tasks, among many other tasks.
Volunteering with SUFA is a great way to carry out team building activities. You can participate in a tree planting activity through your company, neighborhood group, Boy Scout or Girl Scout Troop, school or any other organization. Planting trees is a wonderful way of creating lasting memories. SUFA works with the City staff to ascertain the optimal location for tree planting based on the size and demographics of the volunteer group. The City staff select appropriate trees for the location. If trees are being planted in a park then generally large sized species are selected.
When preparing for a volunteer event, the city furnishes the necessary tools. Volunteers are asked to wear clothing appropriate for gardening work. Sturdy shoes and gardening or leather work gloves are recommended. The City also provides water in Igloo water containers but volunteers could also bring their own water in reusable water containers.