Events & Programs
of each month Monthly Meetings of the Board of
meetings on the Eastbank and six meetings
the Westbank per year.
free, noon-time, open forum with speakers on topics of civic and
produced several times during the year.
Dedication Ceremonies Memorial
The Annual Tree School
free, comprehensive, accredited one day seminar on all aspects
of urban arboriculture.
Fall Fund Raising
The Autumn Affair
A training program for neighborhood-based volunteers to properly
care for mature and newly planted trees. Graduates have
successfully led volunteer projects which help to restore lost
canopy. The sessions include: the benefits of trees; physiology
of trees; insects and tree disease; urban soils; proper panting;
green laws’ pruning and caring for trees. 6 hours of classroom
instruction and 6 hours of field instruction are offered at no
charge and are required for certification in return for 12 hours
of volunteer service on tree-related projects. This Citizen
Forester program was initiated by the United States Department
of Agriculture through the Louisiana Department of Agriculture &
Forestry and there are over 125 graduates in Jefferson Parish,
with satellite programs in Orleans, St. Tammany and other
Produced by Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful in conjunction
with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, this
DVD tutorial on tree care is in a practical format and easy to
use for Arbor Day Programs, classroom and meeting presentations.
Copies have been provided to Louisiana Public School libraries
and to the Jefferson Parish Library system for lending.