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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can be a Tree Steward?
Anyone! However, children under 14 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.
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.
How long does training take?
The Tree Steward certification workshop is about 5 hours long. During that time you will learn how to:
Plant, water, maintain, and monitor tree health
Communicate and advocate for trees in their local community
Organize tree planting and tree care groups and events
What will I do as a Tree Steward?
Tree Stewards are expected to make a minimum 1-year commitment in which they contribute 60-70 hours per year.
Depending on capacity and interests, Tree Stewards may
Provide new tree care, especially watering
Care for new street trees in and around local communities
Provide on-the-spot skills training in the field to other volunteers
Supervise small groups in the field
Weed and maintain berms of planted trees
Monitor trees for pests and other damage