Tree Steward Program

Tree Steward logoThe Town of Wake Forest is seeking volunteers with a passion for trees, a desire to learn and an interest in helping to become certified tree stewards in our community.

Tree Steward Program Overview

The town's Tree Steward Program provides a unique opportunity for citizens to learn about trees and the care of trees through a comprehensive introductory class followed by optional trainings on special topics throughout the year. Trained and certified tree care professionals will teach how trees grow, how to identify trees, proper planting techniques, pruning basics, and how to diagnose common tree problems.

After completing the training, volunteers will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to prune trees, plant new trees in parks and public areas, conduct tree inventories and educate citizens on proper tree care.

No previous experience is needed to become a tree steward and the cost is free. 


Tree Stewards must pledge to contribute at least four hours of service within one year of their training. Many opportunities for service will be offered including providing information at community events, planting trees, and performing basic maintenance, such as pruning, mulching and watering.

Participants under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to volunteer.


Tree Steward Program
Urban Forestry Program Manager