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2018 Tree Care Advisor Core Course - Apply today!

In comes a new year and new beginnings for the Tree Care Advisor Core Course! In 2018, the Core Course will be taught half online (roughly 20 hours) and half in person (21 hours). Plus, the Core Course will have locations in the following areas of Minnesota: Central Minnesota, Cloquet, Crookston, the Twin Cities Metro area, University of Minnesota St. Paul campus (afternoon and evening classes), and Rochester. 

Existing Tree Care Advisors are welcome to register for extra seats in all 2018 Core Course sessions. First priority always goes to new volunteers and registration requests will be prioritized based on when forms were received (first come, first serve). Visit Tree Care Advisor Resources to find the registration form and details regarding fees and notification dates. All training specific questions can be found through the link above.





Minnesota Tree Care Advocate is a program committed to volunteerism and to helping make your community and state a healthier place to live. If you think that trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and other natural resources add to the quality of life in your community, then you've found a home. Visit Our Programs to learn more and get involved!


Forest Resources Outreach Line

Do you have a question about trees, shrubs, or vines that you need assistance answering? Look no further! The Forest Resources Outreach Line has been in operation for over 50 years and is now staffed with volunteer Tree Care Advisors to help answer your questions. These volunteers will do their best to answer your questions and point you toward resources that can help.

Contact information is available here!

Submit Your Hours!

Thank you to all who volunteer with the Tree Care Advocate programs and contibuting to the improvement of Minnesota's urban forests. 2017 has been a very encouraging year, but we need to gather your volunteer and education hours to keep you up to date as a volunteer and to ensure the longevity of all our programs. 

Check out the Reporting Hours Page where you can not only submit your volunteer and education hours, but you can also view the hours you have entered.

Cheers to a wonderful 25 years; we look forward to many more!