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Helenas Big Tree Competition!

To encourage appreciation of our big mature trees, we are launching a friendly and fun competition to find a Maple tree in Helena, MT with the biggest circumference! The winner can take home a $250 gift certificate to Gardenwerks- enough to purchase your very own tree! Eligibility Rules: 1. Tree must be in Helena Montana (city limits) 2. Tree must be a Maple species! […]

Members Meeting Monday, October 2nd at the Lewis and Clark Library

Come join us for our annual Members Meeting! We will be hosting a tree planting demonstration at the Fairgrounds and giving out an award for the first annual ‘Big Trees of Helena’ contest. The Growing Friend member who proves they have found the biggest Maple in town will win a $250 gift card to Gardenwerks! […]

Fairgrounds Planting: call for volunteers September 23rd at 9 am

Greetings Helena residents and Growing Friends members! Come join us in planting 12 trees at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 23rd. Meet us at 9 am, rain or shine! Bring any shovels, Pulaski’s and gloves that you have. We will have the trees, mulch and water available. Come join us!

Upcoming Events: April and May 2023

April 2023: Helena Tree Forum. Come learn, share and discuss how to improve our urban tree canopy with local experts, Growing Friends Board and Members. Free and open to the public. Check back for updates. May 2023: Jefferson School and M.E. Anderson tree plantings. More information to come. Email us to get on a volunteer […]