Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Fall Training

Brown Trail - Mixed Forest

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Now Open for Tree Steward Training Class

The  Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards invite you to take their Training Class this fall to become a certified Tree Steward.  Tree Stewards are trained community volunteers committed to promoting healthy urban and rural forests in Virginia.   With classroom training and hands-on practice, Tree Stewards are equipped to identify trees, counsel on tree selection, demonstrate proper tree planting and follow-up care, and guide removal of invasive plants that threaten trees.  To become a certified Tree Steward in the Charlottesville area, you must complete the class and commit to volunteer at least 25 hours a year on approved projects.

The course consists of twelve 3-hour classes on tree identification, biology, roots, soil, proper selection, planting, pruning, care, diseases, invasives, and more. The class features an outing to Montpelier’s old growth forest, an educational walk at the Ivy Creek Natural Area, and hands-on practice in tree identification.


Time:  Tuesdays mornings from September 4 to November 20, 2018


Place:  Education Building, Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville.


Cost:   Tuition of $125 (includes all books and training materials). 


For registration and further information, visit our website at



Registration closes August 29, 2018 or when the class is full.

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