At this time, we are full for the Fall Class. There may be drop outs and if you wish to be wait listed, we will notify you of any openings before class begins. Applicants will also be considered to start in the Winter module in January 2020.
To be Wait Listed apply at http://bit.ly/ApplicationTS
Fall Module on Planting, Tree Anatomy and Tree ID
Tuesdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 22 7 – 8:45 PM and
Outdoor Tree Planting Oct. 4, 14, 19 (choose 2)
Outdoor Tree ID Walks Oct. 12 and November TBD
Once accepted, you are eligible to attend Winter Module in January on pruning, Early Spring Module in March on caring for trees, and Late Spring Module in April on education & outreach at no additional charge. Specific dates will be announced by November.
Who are the TreeStewards?
TreeStewards are volunteers dedicated to improving the health of our urban trees through educational programs, tree planting and tree maintenance throughout the community.
We work with the arborist staff of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church to provide tree care in public spaces, assist in planting trees, and notifying staff of tree problems. We provide education through our Tree Information Tables at farmers’ markets and libraries, Earth Day events, plant sales, and other neighborhood events. As concerned citizens, we advocate to protect our urban tree canopy.
What is a Volunteer Training Program?
The Volunteer Training
Program is designed to prepare participants for volunteer service to the
community. Through classroom training
and hands-on practice, Tree Stewards learn the basics of tree biology and
physiology, tree identification, planting and maintenance techniques, construction
impacts on trees, pruning and selecting the right tree for the right spot.
What are Volunteer Service Hours?
Each trainee makes a commitment to improving and protecting their community forest through 30 hours of volunteer service during the next year. Opportunities for volunteering are provided or you may arrange to care for trees through greens committees at your place of worship, HOA, condo, school, etc.
Class is limited and preference will be given to those who have a desire to serve the community and a commitment to volunteer service. A $120 fee will cover the cost of the four modules and all handout materials. Scholarships available, especially school and local government staff – No one turned away for inability to pay. Please request on application form.
To be Wait Listed or for Winter 2020 Class apply at http://bit.ly/ApplicationTS