Become a Tree Care Advisor


The Minnesota Tree Care Advisor program, founded in 1993, aids in the development of environmental stewards through education and the promotion of volunteerism. Tree Care Advisor volunteers are dedicated to volunteerism and to improving the urban and community forests in the State of Minnesota.



2022 MN Tree Care Advisor Core Course Schedule: 

April 7 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Introduction to the Core Course, About Tree Care Advisor program, and Tree Benefits

April 14 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Tree Biology

April 21 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Tree Morphology and Tree ID

April 28 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Soils and Tree Selection

May 5 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Invasive Plants, Insects, & Pathogens - Part 1

May 12 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Invasive Plants, Insects, & Pathogens - Part 2

May 19 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Abiotic Stresses, Climatic Adaptable Trees

May 21 – 8:30am-12:30pm (Field Session at UFOR Nursery on St. Paul Campus) - Pruning Trees, Tree ID, Best Planting Practices, Gravel Beds

May 26 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Project Presentations

Volunteer Track: Under the volunteer track we ask that you set a goal of 100 hours within your first three years or at least 25 hours each year related to trees, shrubs, vines, pests, pathogens, etc. Every year, a total of 4 hours of education must be acquired to retain Tree Care Advisor active status. This is to affirm that volunteers are receiving the most up to date information on tree care.

Registration Fee: $170