Tree Care Advisor

The Minnesota Tree Care Advisor Program, founded in 1992, aids in the development of environmental stewards through education and the promotion of volunteerism. Tree Care Advisor volunteers provide communities in Minnesota with a valuable pool of “tree stewards” that support and enhance our urban and community forests.

Tree Care Advisors are encouraged to fulfill volunteer roles as educators and facilitators, enabling the University of Minnesota, other State agencies and community programs to more effectively help others help themselves. Among the most notable agencies are the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT), which have worked closely with the University of Minnesota Extension and Forest Resources Department in the development and support of the Tree Care Advisor program.


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Tree Care Advisors are dedicated to volunteerism and to improving the urban and community forests in the state of Minnesota. If both of these things sound interesting, the Minnesota Tree Care Advisor Program is the place for you! You can find out about upcoming Core Course trainings and details about what you would do as a Tree Care Advisor.

Current Minnesota Tree Care Advisors can find voluteer resources here to support them during their time as a volunteer. You can find Emeritus and Temporary Inactive applications, links to reporting hours, shirt sale information, updating contact information forms, etc. If you can't find what you are looking for here, try the Resources tab.

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Municipal and county staff, as well as the general public, benefit from being able to contact Tree Care Advisors to assist answer questions, assist with community-based events, etc. Here you can find information about what Tree Care Advisors can do for your community and contact information for a select handful of volunteers that are happy to help when needed.

Please be aware that volunteers are not allowed on private property. They are not available to come to your home. If you need a professional arborist to come to your property, visit: