Community volunteers play a critical role in planting and caring for trees. Cities and states across the country have established training programs and networks to harness the power of community volunteers, whether they are called “Tree Tenders” (Pennsylvania), “Tree Stewards” (Virginia), “TreeKeepers” (Baltimore) or by other names. This page links you to some of the existing programs active in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and we hope to see the list grow as more communities and states develop programs.
Tree Tenders® is a training program developed by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society that is offered statewide through the TreeVitalize partnership. For more information on training opportunities in the Chesapeake Bay portion of Pennsylvania, contact Shea Zwerver.
Baltimore TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program that promotes healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees. Offered through Baltimore Tree Trust and other organizations in the TreeBaltimore partnership, TreeKeepers includes a variety of free trainings, from introductory to advanced.