Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is accepting applications from youth interested in learning about urban forestry this summer! Please write your answers the questions below to apply, and email or mail your application to the contact information provided at the bottom of this blog post. The positions are open until filled- there is not yet a deadline.

Tree Tender Youth Program Application

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NAME: _____________________________________ Birthdate: ______________

ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________

CITY: __________________________________STATE: _______ ZIP: ___________

CELL PHONE: ___________________ ALTERNATE PHONE: ___________________

PARENTS’ OR GUARDIANS’ NAMES: _____________________________________

SCHOOL: ___________________________________________________________


Job Description:

In partnership with the City of St. Louis, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is launching a new urban forestry youth training program called Tree Tenders. As part of the STL Youth Jobs experience, Tree Tenders will work during the Summer of 2018 with staff from Forest ReLeaf, the City’s Forestry Division and Missouri Botanical Garden to learn about tree benefits and urban forestry skills. Tree Tenders will learn how to identify types of trees and the proper way to plant, prune and care for trees. They will help with community-based landscaping projects and gain new knowledge and skills that prepare you for a career in natural resources.

Job Requirements:

v  Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

v  Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally and carry out physical tasks regularly

v  Must be between the ages of 16-18 and live in the City of St. Louis

v  Must be available to work 6/4/18 to 8/4/18, Monday-Thursday from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Position Competencies:

v  Comfortable communicating with the general public

v  Ability to be an effective team member

v  Ethical and responsible conduct on and off the job site

v  Ability to receive and interpret direction from supervisors

Please write a brief statement in response to the following questions. Use additional paper if needed and be sure to put your name on those pages.

1.       Why do you want to become a Tree Tender this year? What do you hope to gain from the program?

2.       What experiences do you have working or spending time outdoors and/or working in a garden or planting trees?

3.       Do you prefer working alone or with a group or team? Why?

4.       How do you learn new skills best? For example, from reading, lecturing, hands-on experience, etc.

5.       Please feel free to share any other information about your work or volunteer experiences and/or future plans that may relate to this position.

I understand that participation in the Tree Tenders program requires a significant commitment of my time and energy. If I am accepted, I am prepared to participate in all required components of the program.


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Applicant’s Signature                                                Date

Submit the completed application by email to:

Or mail it to:

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri

4207 Lindell Blvd; Suite 301

St. Louis, MO 63108


Please contact Tom with questions at:

This summer program is administered in partnership with St. Louis Youth Jobs.