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become a TREE steward

Tree San Diego's Tree Steward Certification Program is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the benefits and care of trees and help educate their local community about San Diego's urban forest. 

Tree Stewards FAQs

Who can be a Tree Steward?

Anyone! However, children under 17 will need adult supervision.

What does it mean to be a Tree Steward?

A Tree Steward is a volunteer who has completed the Tree San Diego Tree Steward Certification Program.​

How much does it cost?

We suggest a recommended donation of $15.

What will I learn?

Tree Stewards are trained and certified in various skills that they can use to preserve and enhance their neighborhood trees. When you become a Tree Steward, you are joining other San Diegans who are using their skills and knowledge for the betterment of their community.

What kind of skills

does this mean?

  • Plant, water, maintain, and monitor tree health

  • Communicate and advocate for trees in their local community

  • Learn the benefits of urban forests

  • Identify native species and discuss proper care techniques

What can I do as

Tree Steward?

Depending on capacity and interests, Tree Stewards may provide new tree care (especially watering), care for new street trees, weed and maintain berms of planted trees, and monitor trees for pests and other damage.

When does the training

take place?

Tree Steward workshops are typically offered the 3rd Saturday bimonthly from 10 am - 12 pm.

What are the benefits

of a virtual training?

  • Comfort of your own home

  • No commute needed

  • Convenient

  • COVID safe

Who can I contact for

more information?

Please feel free to reach out to us on our Contact Us page.

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