Online Chesapeake Tree Stewards Training

October 14th, 2020 - November 4th, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Become a Chesapeake Tree Steward!

Chesapeake Tree Stewards is a new initiative from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Maryland Forest Service and local partners developed to promote, enhance and increase tree canopy coverage in our urban and suburban environments by training and supporting community volunteers in proper tree planting and tree care practices. This four session online training and program resources will equip Chesapeake Tree Stewards participants with skills to be able to work with neighbors, organizations and local public agencies within their own communities to organize and lead tree planting projects, assess new potential tree planting sites, care for existing tree canopy and access a variety of technical and financial resources to support their endeavors.

Topics Covered:

  • Tree biology & health
  • Site assessment & tree selection
  • Proper planting techniques
  • Maintenance & tree care
  • Organizing community plantings events

Registration is required along with a commitment to be ready to learn, have fun and meet fellow tree enthusiasts from within your community. A hands on, tree planting session will be scheduled with local partners in the spring of 2021.

Please contact Craig Highfield at if you have any questions.

2020 Online Chesapeake Tree Stewards Trainings:
Dates: Wednesdays, October 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th
Time: 6:30 pm Ð 7:30 pm
Cost: Free



Funding for this program is provided through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.