Communities

Tree Stewards Program

Tree Stewards are trained volunteers who help plant, monitor, and take care of new trees in our communities. Tree Stewards complete a six-week training program, meeting one evening a week to learn  about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas:

  • Tree identification
  • Biology
  • Soils
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Insects & Diseases

No prior experience is needed to become a Tree Steward. We ask that Tree Stewards provide 24 hours of volunteer service annually in community forests, parks, and HLC projects such as at the Swansea Exploration Garden.

Tree Stewards play a big role in Metro East Tree Week, held annually from Earth Day to Arbor Day. Find more information about Tree Week here.

 

Become a Tree Steward Volunteer

Community and neighborhood leaders interested in having Tree Stewards serve in their parks and public spaces should contact Sarah Powell at sarah.powell@heartlandsconservancy.org or fill out the form on this page.