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Become a Certified Maryland Tree Steward

Presented by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Tree Steward training is a three part series – two virtual sessions followed by an in-person tree planting.

Tuesday, November 14th – VIRTUAL
6 pm – 8 pm


Thursday, November 16th – VIRTUAL
6 pm – 7:30 pm


Tree planting – IN-PERSON
Date and location TBD

The Maryland Tree Steward certification program will equip you with skills to be able to work with neighbors, organizations, and local public agencies within your own communities to organize and lead tree planting projects, assess potential tree planting sites, care for existing tree canopy, and access a variety of technical and financial resources to bolster their work.

Tree Stewards training covers the following topics:

  • Tree and soil biology – this is the most in-depth session, but is key to understanding how to properly plant, care for, and maintain trees
  • Site assessment and tree selection
  • Tree planting techniques and after-planting care
  • How to develop a planting plan (a crucial part of successful plantings) and resources to support your planting endeavors

Maryland Tree Stewards is an initiative from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Maryland Forest Service, and local partners. Become part of the network of citizens taking action to promote, enhance and increase tree canopy coverage in our urban and suburban environments.

Introduction to the Maryland Tree Stewards training
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