The Minnesota Tree Steward program is designed for people who love trees, enjoy being outdoors, and want to volunteer with their community. You will join a group in your community to focus on learning tree care, such as how to properly plant and maintain young/newly planted trees, how to prune young trees and remove suckers/sprouts from mature trees, and/or how to monitor a young tree's health during the establishment period. After you complete the training and assessment, you will be an official Minnesota Tree Steward Volunteer!

To stay active, volunteers are encourage to complete 10 hours of volunteer work and/or participate in 3 tree related volunteer events each year. Recertification happens every 3 years, when volunteers take a short assessment to ensure they’re up to date with the latest tree standards and program information.

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Minnetonka Tree Steward Training
9:00AM to 2:00PM
May 04, 2024
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Do you like trees? Do you live in Minnetonka? Are you interested in becoming a tree care volunteer in your community? Join us Saturday, May 4th and learn how to plant and care for young trees!

The day will include an indoor training in the morning, followed by a free pizza lunch and outdoor planting session. All are welcome!

  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Location & Parking: Minnetonka Community Center
    • 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Cost: $15 per volunteer
    • *If you are an AmeriCorps or Green Corps member, or the cost is a barrier for you, please reach out to Marissa at endre059@umn.edu for registration assistance.
  • What to bring:
    • water bottle
    • clothes for the weather (We will spend the second half of the training outside.)

More information about the University of Minnesota Tree Care Volunteer Programs is available at mntca.umn.edu.

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