Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful



Planters Lunch

A free, noon-time, open forum with speakers on topics of civic and horticultural interest, produced several times during the year.


The Annual Tree School

A free, comprehensive, accredited one day seminar on all aspects of urban arboriculture.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Please register by April 20th!
Call (504) 833-TREE or click here to register online!



Dr. Coder Conserving Trees During Construction

Tree Troopers

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 parishes.

Elemen-TREE Education

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.