Applications Closed – Becoming a Tree Steward!

Applications for the Fall 2023 Training class are now closed. Thank you so much for your interest! If you are interested in participating in future training classes, please email us at We will notify you via email when we plan to host the next class.


Applications were accepted through July 24th for Fall 2023 Training Class.  Forty spaces were available.

This will be a hybrid training of weekly live Zoom presentations on Tuesday evenings and assigned readings. Additionally, there will be five required in-person weekend sessions with experienced Tree Stewards and tree care professionals. 

The list of topics will include: tree physiology, tree identification, soils, urban tree problems, invasive trees and plants, forest ecology, right tree right place, tree selection and sourcing, tree planting, and tree pruning.

A preliminary schedule of classes will be announced in early August.  Classes will begin with an in-person meeting at Lubber Run Amphitheater on Saturday, September 9.  Classes will finish in early-to-mid November, with an in-person graduation gathering in early December.

Questions? Please feel free to email us.

About TreeStewards

TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, are trained volunteers who work to protect, preserve, and enhance urban tree canopy through public education and volunteer activities such as planting, pruning, and caring for trees.
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