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.
Tree Fredericksburg will be holding a Tree Steward class beginning January 7th, 2020. The class is held every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Dorothy Hart Recreation Center, 408 Canal Street, 22401. The course work is based on the Trees Virginia training manual. There will be 9 classes held on Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The classes start on January 7th and go to March 3rd. Additional training will be held in the spring for pruning and tree identification. There is a charge of $125 for the class. Upon completion of the course work, you will be certified as a Tree Steward and each Tree Steward will receive a Felco pruner and a Silky folding pocket saw (value $120). Fredericksburg Tree Stewards are “hands on” volunteers, and at a minimum are required to donate 25 hours of volunteer time during the year. For more information please contact Sally Hall at email@example.com The class is limited to 25 people and slots fill up fast, please register at the link below.