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.

  • Seasonal Pruning & Planting Events
    • May 7th - Tuesday - Pruning
      • Location: 2275 Youngman Ave (street parking available in front of the Regency Condos)
      • Time: 6-8 pm
    • May 31st - Friday - Planting - Saint Paul's Arbor Day Celebration
      • Location: Prosperity Park - 1632 Ivy Avenue East
      • Time: 4-7 pm
      • Click here to sign up for this specific event (signing up in advance helps us prepare for expected attendee numbers)
    • June 18th - Tuesday - Pruning
      • Location: Chatsworth Street North & Como Avenue
      • Time: 6-8 pm
    • July 13th - Saturday - CANCELED 
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 8-10 am
    • July 30th - Tuesday - Pruning
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 6-8 pm
    • August 15th - Thursday - Pruning
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 6-8 pm
    • September 5th - Thursday - Pruning
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 6-8 pm
    • September 26th - Thursday - Pruning
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 6-8 pm
    • October 9th - Wednesday - Planting
      • Location: TBD
      • Time: 6-8 pm

Click here for a downloadable PDF calendar of these events.

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.

 

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Contact Adam Strehlow at adam.strehlow@ci.stpaul.mn.us with any questions or comments.