Tree Steward Classes

Richmond Tree Steward classes begin each January with a 10 week course that is packed with information and delivered by excellent speakers. Our hope is that the room is filled with citizens who want to join our efforts to help care for the urban forest and be a community resource.  Since class size is limited, preference will be given to those who wish to become Certified Tree Stewards and volunteer with our organization.

Classes meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m at the Round House in Byrd Park.   There is also one Saturday morning hands-on pruning class.

2018 Tree Steward Training Course Schedule

Requirements for becoming a certified tree steward:

  • Complete the course.
  • Complete 20 volunteer hours working along with experienced stewards; 10 of these hours must be pruning projects.  Think of this as on the job training.
  • Complete a pruning exam which is given at a tree.
  • Propose and complete one project.  The project does not need to be a major undertaking!   A simple project will suffice and we will help you every step of the way.

To maintain certification we request at least 10 volunteer hours and 5 education hours each year.

Tree Steward Training Manual from Trees Virginia

Applications are closed for the 2018 course.  If you’d like to be notified when information for next year’s class is available, please let us know by getting in touch with us at this link: Contact Us