Saint Paul Tree Steward




The City of Saint Paul has been partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Tree Steward Program since 2016. Tree Stewards are a group of community-based volunteers trained in a range of topics predetermined by their community. Tree Steward training in Saint Paul began being offered as a part of the LCCMR Community Engagement Grant. Since that grant ended in 2018, Saint Paul has decided to continue offering the course. The Tree Steward Course includes information on best planting practices, watering of young trees, pruning suckers and sprouts, and developmental pruning on young trees.


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: 

Saint Paul:                                                         Adam Strehlow,                                or at (651) 5632-2432.



Upcoming Tree Steward Training

Looking to get involved as a Tree Steward for the City of Saint Paul?


Saint Paul Tree Steward Training


Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Time: 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: St. Paul Forestry Building

                1120 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul

Fee: $25 per person

What to bring: A pencil, questions

Online Registration Form:

Questions: If you have any additional questions, please contact and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a response.


If you register after April 17th, please hold on to your payment until you meet in person for the training on April 24th.


Thank you for your interest and we look forward to sharing upcoming opportunities in Saint Paul!


Tree Steward Resources

Everyone who attended the Tree Steward training in Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul Tree Steward Manual

PDF icon Saint Paul Tree Steward Powerpoint