“Green Collar” Tree Care Program

Help us take care of newly planted trees all over Nashville!

Volunteers will ride along with an experienced Cumberland River Compact staff member in our watering truck, learn about all things tree related, have the opportunity to score a cool Root Nashville shirt, and likely pick up lots of fun facts about our watershed along the way!

Tree care volunteers will work to maintain the Nashville’s urban canopy in direct support of the Cumberland River Compact Tree Care Program and the Root Nashville campaign. This will involve providing maintenance activities for trees that have been planted as part of the city-wide campaign to plant 500,000 trees in Nashville by 2050. Some of the tree care activities will include: watering, pruning, disease identification, mulching, and general maintenance. This is a great opportunity for those interested in horticulture, arboriculture, and green space management, and an excellent source of experience getting involved in “green collar” work. Volunteers will ride with an experienced staff member in our watering truck and have the opportunity to learn about all things tree and rain-garden related, and will likely pick up lots of fun facts about our watershed along the way!

Volunteers should be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time, be able to carry 5 gallon water buckets and be able to work outside in various weather conditions. Please wear close toed shoes and a bring a reusable water bottle. A change of clothes is recommended in case of rogue garden hoses. 🙂

Volunteers will meet on the 5th floor of the Bridge Building located at 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN, 37213. We will provide all participants with parking passes and water before beginning the tree care route.

  • Don’t be shy–no previous experience is required!
  • Volunteer position is open to ages 13 and up, but all volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent sign a waiver before participating.
  • Although we sincerely appreciate your volunteer enthusiasm, please do not call off work to participate in this opportunity. This is a weather dependent program and daily schedules can be canceled or delayed as late as the morning of to ensure safe work conditions.


May 21 2019 - Oct 18 2019

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The Bridge Building
2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN, 37213


Cumberland River Compact