Tree Stewards are trained community volunteers committed to promoting a healthy urban forest in Fredericksburg. Tree Stewards provide training classes, educational programs, and projects in their communities intended to increase public awareness of the value of trees while teaching about trees and tree care. With classroom training and hands-on practice, Tree Stewards are equipped to identify trees, counsel on tree selection, demonstrate proper tree planting and follow-up care, and guide removal of invasive plants that threaten trees.
Each person taking the Tree Steward training makes a commitment to return a specific number of volunteer hours contributing to local Tree Steward projects. Each community determines the number of hours, sets the standards for volunteer work, and decides the Tree Steward projects its volunteers will undertake. Tree Steward volunteers are a positive force for change in their communities.
One of the most effective solutions to combating climate change is available right here in Fredericksburg. Trees capture and store carbon, slowing global warming. And in urban environments trees do this and much more—they also cool our city so consumers use less electricity. You can help restore these valuable resources and bring more trees to the city of Fredericksburg. Join us for a Tree Steward Workshop to learn the skills and knowledge to plant and care for Fredericksburg’s trees. Register now for the Tree Steward Class
To date, Tree Fredericksburg Tree Stewards have planted over 8000 trees in our City. Today these trees are upwards of 50 feet tall and capturing thousands of pounds of carbon per year. Trees also remove particulates from the air, so Fredericksburg residents can breathe cleaner, healthier air.
You can help restore and nurture Fredericksburg’s trees to improve the health of residents, provide habitat for birds, bees, and other pollinators, and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. And yes, you’ll be doing your part to save the planet. Sign up for the tree stewards class today.
Classes begin January 7th and are held weekly for 1.5 hours on Tuesday evenings. The pruning and tree identification classes will be held in March.
Hope to see you there!