Tuesday, March 11, 2014

City Looking For Tree Ambassadors For Tree Walks, Landscape Renewal And Street Tree Stewardship

The City of Seattle's  reLeaf program is looking for new Tree Ambassadors to care for urban trees specifically in the areas of landscape renewal, street tree stewardship and tree walks. No experience is necessary and training is provided.

The information says:
Tree Ambassadors are a valued part of Seattle's urban forestry network. Tree Ambassadors nurture Seattle's trees and have the opportunity to attend a variety of fun and informative workshops on topics like pruning, tree identification, and community engagement.
Tree Ambassadors also get opportunities for unique experiences like learning to climb trees with professional rigging and tours of local botanic treasures.

Training is available in these areas:
Tree Walks: Show off your favorite local trees and engage your community. Learn the basics of making maps, identifying trees, and creating walking routes.
Next training: Wednesday, March 12 and Saturday, March 15 (attend both).
Landscape Renewal: Plan and organize small-scale renovation projects to improve the health of our local trees. Renovation work includes removing invasive plants, planting trees and understory plants, and mulching.
Next training: Wednesday, April 2 and Saturday, April 5 (attend both).
Street Tree Stewardship: Adopt street tree plantings and help them thrive. Learn to plan work parties and recruit volunteers to mulch, weed, and care for the trees that are essential to making Seattle’s neighborhoods walkable.
Next training: May 17.
Go here for more information or email treeambassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.


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