Tree Care Advisor (individual-based volunteering)


The Minnesota Tree Care Advisor Program, founded in 1992, is one of our two programs (along with the Tree Steward program) that aids in the development of environmentally-focused residents through education and the promotion of volunteerism. Tree Care Advisor volunteers provide communities in Minnesota 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.


Find a Tree Care Advisor

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 professional arborists. They are not available to come to your home. If you need a professional arborist to come to your property, visit: