Tree Registration Form for NEW Tree Stewards

Where we harvest

While Community Fruit Rescue is occasionally able to accommodate sites located outside of our service area, in 2024 we are primarily harvesting trees located in/near Boulder and Longmont city limits. If you are in the Lyons area, please register through our Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Initiative in Lyons. If you are located outside of our service area or CFR isn't able to add your site to our harvest calendar, consider renting one of our DIY Harvest Kits.

Donation request & guaranteed harvests

Due to high demand and a need to support our small nonprofit organization, we are prioritizing sites that are able to make a donation of $100 or more (please consider the size & number of trees you’d like to be harvested when making a donation). Tree stewards who are able to make a donation will be guaranteed a place on our harvest schedule. Financial assistance is available for those unable to make a monetary contribution, and all other harvest requests will be added on an additional first-come, first-served basis depending on CFR’s availability.

Bear activity

If you are experiencing bear activity in or near your fruit trees, please contact

Additional info

Community Fruit Rescue will not harvest unripe fruit and reserves the right to cancel harvests if the fruit is deemed premature. Visit our main site for more info on which fruits CFR will and won't harvest, how to tell when your fruit is ripe, and more.

Has CFR already harvested your tree(s) in the past?

You do not need to fill out this form again. Hooray! Please go here to request your next harvest.

For NEW tree stewards

  1. Make a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more to guarantee that your harvest will be added to our calendar
  2. Fill out the form below to register your site and request your harvest
  3. Our Harvest Coordinator will follow up in a separate email to confirm your harvest date & details, or add you to CFR's waitlist

All of our volunteers are required to sign a release of liability. Furthermore, you are protected from liability by the Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, a federal law that encourages people and businesses to donate food to charity.

Privacy: Information entered here is used solely by Community Fruit Rescue and will not be available to the public. We do not share, sell or otherwise distribute your personal information.

If you have other questions, please contact us at

1. Register your site

*Tree steward's last name

*Tree steward's first name

*Phone number Alternate phone number

*Email address

*Address of the crop

*City State Zip

Mailing address (if different from crop address)

City State Zip

*What type of site?

*Is this a kid/family friendly harvest site? (For example, is the ground around the tree fairly flat, is there a decent amount of space for people and kids to move around, etc.)

*How many trees?

What type(s) of fruit trees do you own? Select all that apply
      Other fruit

*May we add the trees to a public map that is used to show the correlation between black bears and fruit in Boulder? Only an approximate location will be displayed, and your personal information will not be listed.
Undecided (I will let you know later)

*Which best describes you?
Property owner
Friend or neighbor. You'll be responsible for coordinating between us and the residents.

*How did you hear about Community Fruit Rescue?

*Do you have a ladder on site that we could use?
No, but I can borrow one
My trees do not need a ladder

*Are you comfortable with volunteers safely climbing in your tree to reach more fruit? (All volunteers have signed a waiver of liability.)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? For example, tree access, preferred ways and times to contact you.

2. Request your harvest

Please select one of the following weeks during which your harvest will be scheduled*. Remember to consider the ripeness of your fruit!

*After submitting this form, our Harvest & Programs Coordinator will reach out to you over email with a specific date and time. Community Fruit Rescue reserves the right to schedule anytime during the weeklong windows listed below.

*Please list the quantity and type of fruit tree(s) you'd like Community Fruit Rescue to harvest. (Ex: 1 apple tree and 2 pear trees)

*Our volunteers expect to harvest at least a 40 lb crate of fruit at each harvest. Do you feel you have this amount of fruit to pick?

*Have the trees been sprayed or treated in the past year?
Yes, with a common insecticide or pesticide.
Yes, but it is non-toxic.

Do you have a curbside compost bin or a backyard composter available for the compost-grade fruit?
Not sure

*Do you wish to keep one-quarter of the harvest?
No, thanks. Donate it all!
Some, but less than one-quarter
Yes, please - and I'll have containers out for volunteers to fill.

*Have you made a donation of $100 or more to guarantee your harvest?
I would like to receive financial assistance from CFR so I can schedule a guaranteed harvest
I’m participating through CFR’s Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Initiative in Lyons
I'm not sure, please follow up with me

*if you you made a donation to guarantee your harvest, please specify which donation method you used.
Online donation through
Mailed a check
This does not apply to me

If you made a donation to receive a guaranteed harvest, please let us know of any scheduling preferences and/or conflicts you may have during the week-long range selected above.

In the event that you are not home during the scheduled harvest time, are there any special instructions we need to access your fruit trees?

Bear Activity
The next three questions are about black bears. Why are we talking about bears, you ask? By harvesting the surplus fruit growing throughout Boulder, we are helping to protect the local black bears that wander into town in search of food. Urban areas are not safe places for large animals like black bears; please help us be better neighbors to our wildlife by answering these questions about bears. Contact with questions.

*Have you experienced bear activity on your property this year?

*If yes, roughly when did the bear activity occur?

*What did the bear activity consist of?

Other activity

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