Tree Stewards of Arlington & Alexandria are hoping we can safely start a new membership class in late fall of 2021, but we all know there is a lot of uncertainty. We do encourage those who want to learn more about trees to download and read the manual used in our training classes. This will provide good information to use now for your own trees, plus you’ll be ahead when we can restart the training program:
Volunteer opportunities caring for the environment and trees vary a great deal based on the current positivity rates. Both Arlington and Alexandria parks have some opportunities you can check out at:
- Invasive Plant Program – Environment (arlingtonva.us)
- Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria | City of Alexandria, VA
Please check back in September 2021 and stay safe!
We hope you will join us and help us make a difference in the health of our urban canopy.
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.
What does it cost? The $120 fee pays for all course material and facility expenses. If you need a scholarship to attend, tell us what you will be able to pay and what your plans are for volunteer work. No one willing to volunteer is turned away for lack of funds.