Tree Stewards Wanted

Collinwood is getting street trees. The sites have been selected, and now we are in need of residents to care for these trees that will be planted in fall 2015. Tree stewards will provide quality tree care and increase public awareness and appreciation for sustainable urban forests. As a tree steward, you will ensure every tree planted is properly cared for. To do so, you will engage neighbors and community groups to help promote the Urban Tree Canopy. You will also attend complimentary training workshops.

To become a tree steward, you must:

  • Attend four workshops
  • Believe in the value of trees to a community
  • Have an interest in arboriculture
  • Ability to do moderately physical work 

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary classes, tools, invitations to special events and recognition programs
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community 
  • Opportunity to learn basic arboriculture skills and share your skills and passion with others
  • Meet new people who share similar beliefs and enjoy caring for the outdoors

The tree steward program is a joint, volunteer certification program led by Western Reserve Land Conservancy & Holden Arboretum. For more information, contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660.

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