Community Tree Related Events

This calendar is open to the public to provide a resource for tree related events going on around the valley! If you want to add your event to this calendar, please contact us at info@treesmatter.org.

*Events labeled in orange are community events, and events labeled in green are Trees Matter events.

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upcoming events

    • Sat, February 01, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The McKinley Club 734 W Polk Street Phoenix AZ 85007
    • 19
    Register

    About the class:

    The urban landscape of the Phoenix metropolitan area possesses 1,000s of southern live oak trees, each of which produce abundant acorns every winter. Yet, many don’t know these acorns are edible. Not only are they edible, humans have eaten more acorns than any other food on the planet!

    Interested in acorns but feeling intimidated about what to do with acorns, or how to make them edible? In this information-packed, hands-on workshop, herbalist, forager, and author, John Slattery, will take the participants through all the steps for processing acorns for food, and provide recipes for preparing your fresh acorn meal. John has been working with these particular acorns for the past decade and has integrated them into his regular diet. They are highly nutritious, locally abundant, and delicious!

    We’ll begin with a presentation on the ancient natural history of oaks, their relevance in our myth, legend, and folklore, and then explore some of the global history of acorns as a food. Then the magic begins as we take unshelled acorns and turn them into a ready to use flour. All participants will have an opportunity to join in the process. To wrap up the event, we’ll enjoy a little acorn feast together with delicious beverages provided by Desert Forager.  


    About the instructor:


    John Slattery is a bioregional herbalist and forager helping people develop relationship with wild plants. Seeking out local traditional knowledge and fostering relationships with traditional healers John works towards keeping traditional knowledge alive while imbuing it with new perspective gleaned through deep relationship with plants. He maintains his Vitalist clinical practice in Tucson, AZ and offers plant walks, foraging expeditions, field trips into Sonora, Mexico. John has taught multiple classes on about acorn harvesting and processing. You can watch a video with John discussing acorns here.

    Pricing:

    Class Fee - $50

    *Early Registration (before Jan. 15) and Trees Matter Members - $40 

    Venue:

    The class will be conducted at The McKinley Club in downtown Phoenix. Click here for a Google map to access an address and driving directions.


    • Sat, February 08, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sun, February 09, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Various Locations Across the Valley

    To sign up to volunteer for this opportunity, click here.

    In the last calendar year, Trees Matter gave away over 5,000 free desert-adapted shade trees to folks all across the Valley! They have been planted, have begun producing shade, sequestering carbon, and so much more! 

    Now we have another goal: to find out how the trees are doing!

    We need YOU to help us check out the trees in your city and to let us know how they're doing. 

    How it works:

    1. Sign up for a shift in February 2020 for a timeframe and city
    2. We will send you 5-7 addresses within the city to visit during your shift time. The homeowners are expecting you!
    3. Transport yourself from house to house, taking notes and pictures of the trees as you go. (We will provide virtual instruction on what to do!)
    4. Scan, mail, or submit your field notes back to us at the Trees Matter Office. 
    5. Depending on the proximity of the homes during your shift, it may take slightly less or slightly more than the alloted shift time, but you'll be able to plan your route in advance.
    6. Take pride in your hard work!

    You can sign up for the date, timeframe, and city within the Valley that is most convenient for you!

    • Sat, February 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sun, February 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Various locations across the Valley

    To sign up to volunteer for this opportunity, click here.

    In the last calendar year, Trees Matter gave away over 5,000 free desert-adapted shade trees to folks all across the Valley! They have been planted, have begun producing shade, sequestering carbon, and so much more! 

    Now we have another goal: to find out how the trees are doing!

    We need YOU to help us check out the trees in your city and to let us know how they're doing. 

    How it works:

    1. Sign up for a shift in February 2020 for a timeframe and city
    2. We will send you 5-7 addresses within the city to visit during your shift time. The homeowners are expecting you!
    3. Transport yourself from house to house, taking notes and pictures of the trees as you go. (We will provide virtual instruction on what to do!)
    4. Scan, mail, or submit your field notes back to us at the Trees Matter Office. 
    5. Depending on the proximity of the homes during your shift, it may take slightly less or slightly more than the alloted shift time, but you'll be able to plan your route in advance.
    6. Take pride in your hard work!

    You can sign up for the date, timeframe, and city within the Valley that is most convenient for you!

    • Wed, March 04, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Trees Matter Office | 734 W. Polk St. | Phoenix, AZ 85007

    To volunteer for this opportunity, click here.

    Come help Trees Matter prep for our Shade Tree events this Spring by coming into the office for a couple hours, stuffing educational packets, and mingling with like-minded folks.

    We have plans to distribute thousands of free shade trees this Spring, and we have lots of prep-work to do in the office in order to get ready.

    This work is much more fun with other people, so that's why we're hosting a Shade Tree Prep Party!!! We'll have music, pizza, and an opportunity to strike up good conversation with our community.

    Join us for as long as you can - we can use your help! See you then!


past events

Sat, January 18, 2020 Urban Food Forest: Fruit Tree Pruning Class
Fri, January 17, 2020 Volunteer with Us: Phone Calling Party!
Sat, November 16, 2019 Yoga in the Park - Support Trees Matter this Fall
Sat, November 09, 2019 Skyline High School Shade Tree Workshop & Tree Distribution
Thu, November 07, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Fri, October 25, 2019 2019 Mesquite Pancake Breakfast for DINNER
Sat, October 19, 2019 Maryvale High School Shade Tree Workshop & Tree Distribution
Thu, October 17, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Sat, October 05, 2019 Perry High School Shade Tree Workshop & Tree Distribution
Thu, October 03, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Sat, September 21, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Distribution at Mesa Community College
Tue, September 10, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Packet Stuffing Party!
Fri, August 30, 2019 Southwest Horticulture Annual Day of Education (SHADE) Conference
Sat, August 17, 2019 Marcos de Niza HS Tree Workshop
Thu, August 15, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Sun, July 21, 2019 Film Screening: My Neighbor Totoro
Sat, July 20, 2019 Mesa Community College Tree Workshop
Wed, June 05, 2019 Mesquite Presentation & Harvesting Demonstration
Sat, June 01, 2019 Desert Botanical Garden Tree Workshop
Sat, May 04, 2019 Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution at Highland High School
Thu, May 02, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Sat, April 27, 2019 School Tree Planting at Longview Elementary
Wed, April 24, 2019 Come See Us: Earth Day Fair at Glendale Community College
Sat, April 20, 2019 Yoga in the Park - Support Trees Matter
Thu, April 18, 2019 Come See Us: Earth Day Fair at South Mountain Community College
Wed, April 17, 2019 Come See Us: Earth & Arbor Day Fair
Sat, April 13, 2019 Come See Us: Phoenix Zoo’s Earth Day “Party for the Planet”
Sat, April 06, 2019 Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution at Queen Creek Library
Thu, April 04, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Sat, March 23, 2019 Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution at Avondale City Hall
Thu, March 21, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes (Administrative)
Thu, March 14, 2019 Urban Food Forest: Tree Potluck
Tue, March 12, 2019 Come See Us: School Gardens and Sustainability Workshop
Wed, March 06, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Packet Stuffing Party!
Sat, March 02, 2019 Come See Us: SRP Water Conservation Expo
Sat, March 02, 2019 SRP Water Conservation Expo
Fri, February 15, 2019 Volunteer with US: Tree Measurement Project Week 2
Sun, February 10, 2019 Come See Us: Volunteer Fair in Downtown Phoenix
Fri, February 08, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Tree Measurement Project Week 1
Fri, January 18, 2019 Volunteer with Us: Phone Calling Party
Mon, January 07, 2019 Medicine Plants from our Desert – Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts
Sat, December 01, 2018 Irrigation System Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Sat, November 17, 2018 The Giving Tree: Caring for Our Young and Old Growth Trees
Sat, November 17, 2018 Water-Wise Edible Gardening
Sat, November 10, 2018 Chandler Center for the Arts Shade Tree Workshop & Tree Distribution
Thu, November 08, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Wed, November 07, 2018 Small Trees For Small Yards
Sat, November 03, 2018 Cisterns and Rain Barrels
Sat, November 03, 2018 Cisterns and Rain Barrels
Sat, October 27, 2018 Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater 101
Sat, October 27, 2018 2018 Mesquite Pancake Breakfast
Sat, October 20, 2018 The Giving Tree: Caring for Our Young and Old Growth Trees
Sat, October 20, 2018 Landscape Watering by the Numbers
Sat, October 20, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Tree Planting in South Phoenix with The Nature Conservancy & Spaces of Opportunity
Sat, October 13, 2018 Apache Junction HS Shade Tree Workshop & Tree Distribution
Thu, October 11, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, October 06, 2018 Creating a Desert Lush Landscape Part 2
Mon, October 01, 2018 Edible Trees in our Desert - The Desert Kitchen
Sat, September 22, 2018 Creating a Desert Lush Landscape Part 1
Sat, September 22, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Distribution at PERA Club
Fri, September 21, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Tree Unloading Party
Wed, September 12, 2018 Come See Us: Volunteer Fair at Burton Barr Library
Wed, August 29, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Packet Stuffing Party
Sat, August 18, 2018 Marcos de Niza High School Tree Workshop
Sat, August 18, 2018 The Desert Grocery Store - Harvesting The Desert Bean Trees
Fri, August 10, 2018 SHADE 2018
Wed, August 08, 2018 Hydrate Phoenix: Hydrate Your Plants
Sat, July 28, 2018 Desert Vista High School Tree Workshop
Sat, July 14, 2018 The Lorax presented by Trees Matter
Mon, July 09, 2018 Smartscape 101 Series
Sat, June 09, 2018 Desert Botanical Garden Tree Workshop
Fri, June 08, 2018 ARIZONA'S URBAN FORESTS
Wed, May 30, 2018 Mesquite Presentation & Harvesting Demonstration
Tue, May 22, 2018 Arizona’s Most Burning Question: The Future of our Forests and Water
Sat, May 19, 2018 Mesa Community College Tree Workshop & Distribution
Thu, May 17, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, April 28, 2018 Come See Us: Earth Day Celebration at The Farm
Sat, April 21, 2018 Come See Us: Earth Day Event with Keep Phoenix Beautiful
Wed, April 18, 2018 Come See Us: Earth Day Fair at Phoenix College
Tue, April 17, 2018 Come See Us: Earth Day Fair at Glendale Community College
Sat, April 14, 2018 Come See Us: Party for the Planet Event at Phoenix Zoo
Sat, April 07, 2018 Queen Creek Library Tree Workshop & Distribution
Thu, April 05, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, March 24, 2018 Glendale Public Library Tree Workshop & Distribution
Thu, March 22, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, March 10, 2018 4th Annual Tour des Trees
Wed, March 07, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Packet Stuffing Party
Fri, February 16, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Measurement & Evaluation Week 2
Fri, February 09, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Measurement & Evaluation Week 1
Tue, February 06, 2018 Come See Us: Volunteer Fair at Gateway Community College
Sat, February 03, 2018 Come See Us: Tree Pruning 101 Class
Sat, January 27, 2018 Edible Tree Program: Fruit Tree Pruning Class
Tue, January 16, 2018 Volunteer with Us: Phone Calling Party
Sat, December 16, 2017 Pecan Harvest at The Farm, Free Event!
Sat, December 09, 2017 Come See Us: Volunteer Fair in Downtown Phoenix
Mon, December 04, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Inventory Trees of Downtown Phoenix!
Sat, November 18, 2017 Chandler Center for the Arts Tree Workshop & Distribution
Thu, November 16, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Thu, November 02, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Thu, October 12, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, September 16, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Distribution Event at PERA Club, Tempe
Fri, September 15, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Tree Unloading Party! at PERA Club
Sat, August 12, 2017 Mesa Community College Tree Workshop
Thu, August 10, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Wed, August 02, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Packet Stuffing Party
Sat, July 29, 2017 Desert Vista High School Tree Workshop
Thu, July 27, 2017 Volunteer with US: Behind the Scenes
Thu, July 13, 2017 Community Event: Taste Your Yard and Hotel Saguaro FREE Puppet Shows
Wed, July 05, 2017 Community Event: Taste Your Yard and Hotel Saguaro FREE Puppet Shows
Mon, June 26, 2017 Community Event: Taste Your Yard and Hotel Saguaro FREE Puppet Shows
Sat, June 03, 2017 Desert Botanical Garden Tree Workshop
Thu, June 01, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, May 06, 2017 Queen Creek Tree Workshop & Distribution
Thu, May 04, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Fri, April 28, 2017 Come See Us: Arbor Day Community Gathering at Agave Farms
Fri, April 28, 2017 Come See Us: Arbor Day Festival at the Farm
Sat, April 08, 2017 Apache Junction High School Tree Workshop & Distribution
Thu, April 06, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Sat, April 01, 2017 Tour des Trees
Sat, March 25, 2017 Glendale Library Tree Workshops & Distribution
Thu, March 23, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Behind the Scenes
Wed, March 01, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Packet Stuffing Party
Fri, February 10, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Measurement & Evaluation Project
Thu, February 02, 2017 Volunteer with Us: Shade Tree Measurement & Evaluation Project
Thu, November 10, 2016 Support Trees Matter Behind the Scenes
Wed, October 05, 2016 Trees Matter Launch Party
Sat, April 09, 2016 Tour des Trees
Mon, January 11, 2016 Trees Matter Study Group - Come Geek Out About Trees with Us!

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