Fruit Tree Registration Form

For now, our resources limit us to harvesting trees that are inside the Boulder city limits. Due to high demand, we are scheduling harvests on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are experiencing bear activity in or near your fruit trees, please contact bears@fruitrescue.org.

Community Fruit Rescue will not harvest unripe fruit and reserves the right to cancel harvests if the fruit is deemed premature.

CFR is a small non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our volunteers and supporters. If you are able to make a donation of $50-200 per harvest (depending on size and number of trees), we’d greatly appreciate it!

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.


Have you already registered your tree with us in the past? You don’t need to fill out this form again. Hooray! Click here to request your harvest date.* Once your calendar booking is submitted, our Harvest Coordinator will follow up via email to either confirm or discuss your harvest request.

Are you new to Community Fruit Rescue? Here’s how it works:

  1. Please start by filling out the form below to register your fruit tree(s).
  2. Once your form is submitted, click here to request the harvest date/time that works best for you and ensures your fruit will be ripe.*
  3. Our Harvest Coordinator will follow up to confirm your harvest in a separate email and provide further instruction.
*If you are unable to find a day/time that works best with your schedule and peak ripeness, please contact harvest@fruitrescue.org to discuss.

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 harvest@fruitrescue.org.



*Tree owner's last name

*Tree owner'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?

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 bears@fruitrescue.org 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

What type(s) of fruit? Select all that apply
      Apples
      Pears
      Plums
      Peaches
      Grapes
      Cherries
      Other fruit

What is the earliest date you estimate the crop will be ready to pick?

*Please list how many trees you wish to be harvested, and describe each tree in detail (type, approximate height, etc).

Have the trees been sprayed or treated in the past year?
Yes, with a common insecticide or pesticide.
Yes, but it is non-toxic.
No

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.
Yes
No
Undecided (I will let you know later)

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

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

How did you hear about Community Fruit Rescue?

Do you have a ladder on site that we could use?
No
Yes
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.)
Yes
No

Is there anything else you would like us to know? For example, condition of the produce, tree access, if your property is suitable for families with children, preferred ways and times to contact you.