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

Morris City Contact

Jim Dittbenner, Public Works Director

(320) 589-1276

Upcoming Volunteer Events

There are currently no volunteer events scheduled to be advertised at this time.

To learn about new opportunities, contact Sue Granger at 320-589-3846 (email or Jim Dittbenner at 320-589-1276 (email


Upcoming Tree Steward Training

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


Currently, there are no scheduled training opportunities. Please keep in contact with Sue Granger at if you are interested in participating in a Tree Steward training in the future.


Morris Tree Steward Resources

Nearly everyone who attended the Tree Steward training in Morris received a paper copy of the Tree Steward Manual. A digital copy of the manual and powerpoint are available below. Also, check out the Reference Materials webpage to find more helpful resources regarding tree care.


PDF icon Morris Tree Steward Presentation - 2018

PDF icon Morris Tree Steward Manual - 2018

PDF icon Pruning Field Form