2018 Core Course Seats - Update Education
We would like to share access to open seats in Core Course sessions to update current Tree Care Advisor volunteer education. Priority for each course is given to new volunteers in training. All subsequent seats up to 20 for each class will be available to current Tree Care Advisors on a first come, first serve basis (based on when registration forms are received). You may also gain access to all online materials from the 2018 Core Course. All details regarding topics, day breakdowns, and other details can be found on the Become a Tree Care Advisor page. Please have registrations submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline to hold your place on the waitlist.
You will be contacted at least 2 weeks to the training you selected and must confirm participation within 48 hours or you spot will be handed to the next person.
$15 for each day/class session
$15 access to all online course materials (18 hours worth of presentations, webinars, activities, and videos)
Registration: 2018 Core Course Seats - Update Education
Please e-mail or mail you registration request to the Tree Care Advocate Program.
(Note: If total registration for the course you are interested in is below 10 people, that course will be cancelled and subsequently your seat as well. You will be notified in advance if this should occur.)
2018 Shade Tree Short Course
The 2018 Shade Tree Short Course is coming up on March 13th & 14th at Bethel University. This is a great place to receive your udpate education and to mingle with other like minded individuals. You can find details and the Tree Care Advisor registration form below. Don't forget to RSVP for the TCA Luncheon on day 2 where we will all get together as a group (this year, in a much quieter location).
Date: March 13th & 14th, 2018
Time: 7:30am to 3:30pm (both days)
Locaton: Bethel University
Registration Fee: Varies depending on cumulative hours
Registration Form: 2018 STSC Tree Care Advisor Registration Form
Please mail your registration form to the Tree Care Advocate Program.
Submit Your Hours!
As you know, the year is coming to a close soon and the holiday season gets busy for everyone. Volunteer hours need to be reported by Tree Care Advisors so the program can continue to receive funding and education hours need to be reported to ensure you are up to date on education for the year. So now is the time to report your volunteer and education hours for the year!
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.
Tree Care Advisor Status Forms
If you have been a TCA for 10 years or have completed 1,000 hours of volunteer work, you are eligible for this semi-active Emeritus status. If you are interested, please fill out and return the following application by e-mail or mail for review by program coordinators.
Tree Care Advisor Reactivation Form
This form is for Minnesota Tree Care Advisors that have previously completed the Tree Care Advisor Core Course and have gone inactive due to not submitting required volunteer and/or education hours, did not fill out and return the Temporary Inactive or Emeritus change request forms, and/or alerted program coordinators that they were going to go inactive.
Please fill out the entire form and return it to program coordinators with your reactivation fee, at which point they will alert you of ways to complete the current requirement of attending a best planting practices course to update your education. This reactivation class requirement is subject to change.
Temporary Inactive Application
If you are seeking Temporary Inactive status as a TCA due to constraints in your life at this time (e.g. death in the family, loss or gain or employment, birth of a child), please fill out and return the following application by e-mail or mail for review by program coordinators.