Roanoke Tree Stewards
Plant a Tree in Fishburn Park
|In 2009, Roanoke started a Tree Steward Program designed to train volunteers to care for trees and teach others about the urban forest. Volunteer Tree Stewards prune trees, plant new trees in parks and public areas, conduct tree inventories, and educate the citizens.|
The Tree Steward course begins with 30 hours of combined classroom sessions in the evenings and hands-on training on two Saturdays. An additional 30 hours of volunteer work in the first year is required to complete the class. Twenty hours of volunteer work is required in subsequent years.
The class gives practical information on trees, how they grow, soil and root systems, planting and maintenance, tree selection and identification, insect and disease problems, and pruning.