Saint Paul Tree Steward



Upcoming Tree Steward Training

Looking to get involved as a Tree Steward for the City of Saint Paul?


There are currently no training workshops scheduled at this time. You are welcome to check back to see when those are schedule or feel free to e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] and let us know that you are interested in getting on the waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be the first contacted regarding new opportunities.


Thank you for your interest and we look forward to sharing upcoming opportunities in Saint Paul!


Tree Steward Resources

Everyone who attended the Tree Steward training in Saint Paul received a paper copy of the Tree Steward Manual. A digital copy of the manual and powerpoint are available below. Also, check out the Reference Materials webpage to find more helpful resources regarding tree care.





The City of Saint Paul has been partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Tree Steward Program since 2016. Tree Stewards are a group of community-based volunteers trained in a range of topics predetermined by their community. Tree Steward training in Saint Paul began being offered as a part of the LCCMR Community Engagement Grant. Since that grant ended in 2018, Saint Paul has decided to continue offering the course. The Tree Steward Course includes information on best planting practices, watering of young trees, pruning suckers and sprouts, and developmental pruning on young trees.


Tree Stewards are responsible for submitting 10 volunteer hours a year or attending 3 county-hosted events and must recertify every 3 years by completing an updated recertification assessment.


Contact Information

For more information about volunteering please contact:

Tree Care Advocate Program: [email protected] 

Saint Paul:                                                         Adam Strehlow,                  [email protected]                        or at (651) 5632-2432.