We will be hosting our online TreeMaster course on the evening of Wednesday, September 14th. Anyone is welcome to join in if they are interested in becoming one of our amazing lead volunteers!
What is a TreeMaster?
A TreeMaster is a volunteer who has received training on volunteer management, proper planting techniques, and care and maintenance of trees. TreeMasters serve as volunteer leaders at our planting events and TreeAdoptions throughout Charlotte. They help with event setup, tree and mulch placement, volunteer engagement, and event breakdown.
How do I become a TreeMaster
Anybody interested must attend this free online workshop, featuring the history of TreesCharlotte, our planting practices, and a Q&A. Training is suited for all levels of arboriculture knowledge. Upon completion of the certification course, graduates will be provided opportunities to put their knowledge into action by serving as volunteer leaders. The tree planting season in Charlotte runs from October to early April. Outreach events are year-round. Once you register, you will be sent the link to the online training a week prior to the event.
Following the training graduates will be provided with an opportunity to get hands-on experience with tree planting on the morning of September 17th. This add-on training session is not required but strongly encouraged. A link to register for the planting will be provided to those who attend the online training.
What is the time commitment?
TreeMasters are asked to commit to volunteer at a minimum of 3 regularly scheduled tree planting events annually (each about 5 hours).TreeAmbassadors are asked to volunteer at a minimum of 3 outreach events annually (each about 3 hours).