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Tree Stewards Training Informational Session

August 2, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm CDT

Become an HLC Tree Steward!

HeartLands Conservancy is excited to announce the return of the Tree Stewards volunteer program, where volunteers will help look after and take care of new trees in our communities. Our second class of Tree Stewards will be trained through our Tree Stewards Training Program, a free, six week course that educates participants about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas: 

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

The informational session will be held at our HLC office in Belleville.

Trainings will be held in person at the HeartLands Conservancy office on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm between August 9 and September 20.

“Graduation” will take place on Saturday, October 1st at Arlington Wetlands, where the class will help improve wildlife habitat by planting native tree thickets in the sand prairie. 

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

If you are interested in being a Tree Steward we hope to see you at the informational session. For more information, email Belinda McAllister, belinda.mcallister@heartlandsconservancy.org.

29 E Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220 United States