Tree Stewards Program

Tree Stewards

The City of Saint Paul has partnered with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department through their Tree Care Advocate program to develop the Tree Stewards program. Tree Stewards are community members, educated in tree pruning, planting, and general care techniques, who volunteer at events aimed to preserve, protect, and enhance our urban forest.  This program includes annual workshops to educate program members in all aspects of tree care, including pruning, planting, watering, identification, and health monitoring as well as pruning and planting events across Saint Paul.  Members who attend the training workshops and the many events held throughout the city are encouraged to take that knowledge back to their own neighborhoods to take care of our collective urban forest resource.

Click here to visit the UMN Tree Care Advocate homepage - there you will find more information about other tree care programs and groups, informational resources, and be able to log any education or volunteer hours.

***Due to COVID-19 all Tree Stewards training and pruning events have been put on hold until further notice. Current members are asked to cease any pruning activities.***

Contact Adam Strehlow at with any questions or comments.