Volunteer Tree Planting Party at The Rocks

Want to plant some trees? Want to help out the Forest Society and spend the day (or two) in a beautiful outdoor location? We've got just the event for you!

The Rocks is a 1,593 acre tree farm in Bethlehem, NH that is owned and managed by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. The farm grows Christmas trees and produces maple syrup, and proceeds from both support the Forest Society's land conservation and stewardship work statewide. We are looking for volunteers to help plant a new crop of seedling xmas trees in early May. This activity involves working in small groups (4-5 people) to hand-plant small trees in pre-drilled holes, and does involve kneeling/getting up and down routinely. The planting fields at the Rocks have beautiful views of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains to inspire while you work!

Workday will run rain or shine 9:30 AM-3:30 PM with time for BYO lunch/breaks.

A volunteer helps plant a sapling at The Rocks Christmas tree farm.
Volunteers plant saplings in 2019.

What to bring:

Volunteers should bring work gloves (we can provide if needed) and a mask (for times when people can't be 6' apart, and we will have disposable masks available). Also please bring a bag lunch and water. Portable toilets are available nearby the planting fields. Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, and dress in layers appropriate for cool spring weather. Click here for the Forest Society's COVID-19 Fieldwork Guidelines for Volunteers

NOTE: This work involves getting up/down from a kneeling position repeatedly, but does not involve heavy lifting or shoveling.

Youth Instructions:

Youth volunteers 16 & 17 years old may volunteer with parental approval (we will send form). Youth volunteers under 16 may volunteer with a parent or guardian present.

Sign Up: Signup online today by visiting Nature Groupie - or by emailing CDeegan@ForestSociety.org with Rocks Tree Planting in the subject line along with your contact info. (Sign up for one or both days.)
For extremely inclement weather, look for an email the evening before; if we are going to cancel or postpone we will do it then.

The Rocks

4 Christmas Lane
BethlehemGrafton County, New Hampshire 03574