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Apply to our Youth Tree
Tender Program!


Are you seeking summer employment? Do you enjoy the outdoors, sustainability, and the environment? Apply for our new youth summer employment program to become a steward of Bloomington’s urban forest!


Our Youth Tree Tenders program trains and educates young adults about the benefits of trees, why it’s necessary to care for them, and allows them to apply that knowledge in the field through tree maintenance. Our Youth Tree Tender team works in the parks around the City of Bloomington to water, prune, and mulch trees. This year's program will have 2 sessions, one running through the month of June and the other running through the month of July.

To learn more about what work you will do as a Youth Tree Tender, check out our Youth Tree Tender Page


Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, have an interest in and ability to perform physical labor such as digging, carrying tools and buckets of mulch, and pulling ~15 gallon water tanks on wheels. Applicants have a responsibility of being punctual and consistent in attendance. Additionally, applicants must be unbiased towards gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.


Have any additional questions? Please contact Ava Hartman, the Forestry Director, at

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Part-time M - F, 9am - 1pm

(20 hrs per week, 5 days a week)


Session 1 Start Date: Monday, June 3rd

Session 1 End Date: Friday, June 28th

Session 2 State Date: Monday, July 1st

Session 2 End Date: Friday, August 2nd


$15 per hour

Applications for this position will open on Friday, March 1st and will close on Friday, May 10th!

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