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The mission of Richmond’s trained, volunteer Tree Stewards is to promote and improve the health of city trees to assure the city’s forest will survive and thrive. This is accomplished by increasing public awareness through community education, planning and planting for the future, and providing maintenance and care for young trees on streets and in parks. Tree Stewards work closely with Urban Forestry and with other organizations interested in the health of our community forest.
Tree Stewards are citizen volunteers of varied backgrounds and ages, and are committed to maintaining and improving Richmond’s urban forest. Volunteering as a tree steward is interesting, enjoyable and a wonderful way to serve the community. To become a certified tree steward one must attend a series of classes, pass a pruning exam, and complete community service hours that double as “on the job” training. Classes are held annualy, usually beginning in January. Our hope is that most citizens who become certified will continue to work with the organization. Contact Us for more information.