Become a Tree Steward and Make a Difference in Your Community

Become a Tree Steward and Make a Difference in Your Community

Delaware Tree Stewards

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Are you passionate about trees and their ability to restore our environment? Do you want to contribute to improving the quality of life in your community? If so, the Delaware Tree Stewards program is for you. We provide comprehensive training and resources to empower you to make a positive impact on our neighborhoods and cities. As a participant in our four-part virtual training and certification program, you’ll join a dedicated group of volunteers from across the state. We’ll delve into tree science, care techniques, and project development.

Who We Are

Launched in Fall 2020, the Tree Stewardship program connects Delawareans with their landscapes through tree planting and care. Our trees and forests play a crucial role in protecting the lands and waters of the First State. By training and empowering citizens locally, we can ensure Delaware has a greener and more sustainable future.

Training

At the heart of our program are workshops that provide the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful tree steward. Spread over four sessions, the curriculum covers a range of topics, including how trees function, tree planting and care, procurement, organization, advocacy, and fundraising. The training is complete once you have participated in a Delaware Forest Service or partner-organized planting event.

Becoming a Delaware Tree Steward is an excellent opportunity to connect with both experts and fellow learners. Check out Tips Tree Planting to find upcoming training sessions near you.

Join. Learn. Plant.

Trees, whether young or old, greatly benefit from knowledge and care. By becoming a Delaware Tree Steward, you play an active role in caring for trees, supporting local ecosystems, and the communities that depend on them. Through training and networking with other stewards, you’ll be empowered to identify opportunities and coordinate tree projects where they are most needed.

Tree Talks

Even after graduating as a Tree Steward, you can continue to enhance your knowledge with our Tree Talks. These video snippets from our training serve as excellent reference materials. Topics covered include proper mulching techniques and the Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees (CODIT).

Tree Stewards Active in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Delaware is not the only state with a Tree Stewards Program. If you’re curious about what other states and cities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are doing, visit the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network.

Join the Delaware Tree Stewards program today and make a difference in your community by planting and caring for trees. Together, we can create a greener and more sustainable future for Delaware.

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