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TreeKeeper Training 2024

Sat Jul 13 | 9am-12pm | Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse

Trees Atlanta's TreeKeeper program trains volunteers to become community leaders in caring for the urban forest. The program consists of practical tree education over the course of 8 consecutive Saturday sessions. By the end of the program, volunteers can complete an optional 24-hour volunteer service requirement to become a Certified TreeKeeper. This event is made possible thanks to support from the City of Atlanta. Scholarships are available for volunteers who wish to train to lead volunteer efforts in their community.

The program includes indoor and outdoor activities, science-based content, engaging hands-on demonstrations, and interaction with classmates and instructors. Training is for ALL levels and explores (topics subject to change):

· 7/13 - Ecology of Place

· 7/20 - Tree Identification

· 7/27 - Tree Pruning 101

· 8/3 - Tree Health (soil, mature tree care, common tree pests)

· 8/10 - Tree Selection

· 8/17 - Invasive Species

· 8/24 - Atlanta's Canopy/Heat Island Effect

· 9/7 - Project Leadership, What's Next for TreeKeepers

Students will receive: expert instructors for 8 classes, a field guide to trees in the Eastern United States, and a discount at the Annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale. Classes begin with coffee and light snacks, because we all learn better with sugar and caffeine, right?

Read more about becoming a Certified Volunteer TreeKeeper.

Additional Information

  • Meeting Locations: Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse (825 Warner Street Atlanta GA 30310) and various locations We will meet in parks for our Tree Identification, Pruning, and Invasive Species classes. The full syllabus, including locations for each class, will be emailed to students in late June.
  • Fee waiver: Limited scholarships are available for City of Atlanta residents. Please fill out this short form to be considered for a scholarship. Contact susan@treesatlanta.org with questions.
  • Recommended Ages: 16 and up (participants age 16 - 18 must provide a liability waiver signed by a legal guardian if participating individually.)
  • Meeting Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse and various locations (825 Warner Street Atlanta GA 30310). We will meet in parks for our Tree identification, Pruning, Invasive Species classes. The full syllabus, including locations for each class, will be emailed to students in late June.
  • Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be emailed to education@treesatlanta.org. Cancellation requests that are not made via email will not be honored. Requests made more than two weeks prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a 15% administrative fee. Requests made 2 weeks or less before the event date will not receive a refund. If there is a need for Trees Atlanta to cancel an event, participants will receive a full refund.
  • Questions: If you have any questions or comments regarding this event, please email susan@treesatlanta.org

 

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