Our Programs

 

The Tree Care Advocate Program is an umbrella program that houses our three main volunteer programs: Tree Care Advisor, Citizen Pruner, and Tree Steward. These programs vary in the type of education received, training length requirements, if they are individual or community-based programs, and education and volunteer hour requirements after the initial training. Below, you can find details regarding each program and links to learn even more to get involved!

 

Tree Care Advisor Tab

The Tree Care Advisor Program, founded in 1993, aids in the development of individual environmental stewards through education and promoting volunteerism.

Structure: Independent Volunteers

Training Requirements: 30 hours

Participants: 10 min., 20 max. per class

Yearly Volunteer Requirement: 25 hours

Yearly Education Requirement: 4 hours

Citizen Pruner Tab

The Citizen Pruner Program, founded in 2013, is designed to train citizen volunteers to assist city staff to clear the small and easily accessible tree issues.

Structure: Community-based

Training Requirements: 3 to 8 hours

Participants: 10 min., 20 max. per class

Yearly Volunteer Requirement: 10 hours

Education: Renewal every 3 years

Tree Steward Tab

The Tree Steward Program, founded in 2015, is designed to train citizen volunteers to act as volunteer leaders and as a second pair of eyes within their community.

Structure: Community-based

Training Requirements: 3 to 10 hours

Participants: 10 min., 20 max. per class

Yearly Volunteer Requirement: 10 hours

Education: Renewal every 3 years