Tree Stewards 2010 classes begin in September

08/10/2010 8:45 AM by

The first class of the next Richmond Tree Steward series starts September 7th. Registration can be taken at the door up to the second class.

Are you interested in learning more about proper tree care? The city of Richmond boasts one of the top urban forests in the country, and now you have the opportunity to learn more about the thriving trees in our community.

Who: Richmond residents interested in learning the proper methods of planting and maintaining trees by becoming Tree Stewards

What: Richmond Tree Stewards Fall 2010 Class

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

When: Every Tuesday – September 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 6 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Round House in Byrd Park.

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 class between 2004-2009 may sit in the classes at no charge. The registration deadline is August 31, 2010. Checks should be made to Richmond Recreation and Parks Foundation. To download a registration form log onto or call (804)646-6785 for more information.



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