Richmond Tree Stewards 2010 begins in January

11/06/2009 11:15 AM by

Interested in learning about proper tree care? The Tree Steward Program 2010, a series of classes running through April, begins February 9 at 6:30PM at the Round House in Byrd Park.

The City of Richmond boasts one of the top urban forests in the country, and the Tree Steward Program is the perfect opportunity for residents to learn more about the trees in our community. Courses will cover a variety of topics, including tree biology, planting and pruning, and tree evaluation. Registration is $95 for City residents, and each participant is asked to commit to 20 hours of community service upon program completion. Download a registration form or call 646-6785 for more information.

Where: Tuesdays at the Round House in Byrd Park and one Saturday class, location TBA

When: Every Tuesday, February 9 – April 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. – noon

Background: Class topics include tree identification, tree biology, soil characteristics, planting and care, health and maintenance, and proper pruning methods. The Tree Planting class will be taught by area tree care industry professionals.

Registration is $95 for city residents and $150 for non-city residents. Each participant is asked to commit to 20 hours of community service upon completion of the program. Tree Stewards who completed the program from 2004-2009 may sit in the classes at no charge. The registration deadline is January 15, 2010. Checks should be made to Richmond Recreation and Parks Foundation.

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