Morris Tree Steward


The City of Morris began partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department to implement Tree Steward Programming since 2018. Tree Stewards are a group of community-based volunteers trained in a range of topics predetermined by their community. Tree Steward training in Morris includes best planting practices, watering of young trees, pruning suckers and sprouts, developmental pruning on young trees, plant selection, and monitoring public tree health for diseases and insects.

Tree Stewards are responsible for submitting 10 volunteer hours a year or attending 3 county-hosted events and must recertify every 3 years by completing an updated recertification assessment.


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Contact Information

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

Tree Care Advocate Program:

City of Morris: Sue Granger, Tree Board Chair at

Upcoming Tree Steward Training

Looking to get involved as a Tree Steward volunteer in Morris?


The first Morris Tree Steward class will be held:

Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Time: To be announced

Location: To be announced

Cost: Free!

Dress appropriately for the weather and some outdoor field education.

Registration: Morris Tree Steward Registration Form


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Morris Tree Steward and we look forward to the upcoming training opportunity!