Chesapeake Tree Stewards is a new initiative from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Maryland Forest Service and local partners developed to promote, enhance and increase tree canopy coverage in our urban and suburban environments by training and supporting community volunteers in proper tree planting and tree care practices. This one day, hands on training and take home program resources will equip Chesapeake Tree Stewards participants with skills to be able to work with neighbors, organizations and local public agencies within their own communities  to organize and lead tree planting projects, assess new potential tree planting sites, care for existing tree canopy, and access a variety of technical support and financial resources to bolster their endeavors.

Chesapeake Tree Steward training covers:

  • Tree Biology & Health
  • Tree Identification & Selection
  • Proper Planting Techniques
  • Maintenance & Pruning
  • Recognizing & addressing tree stressors
  • Organizing community plantings & tree care events

Join our CTS training programs this March. Registration is required along with a commitment to be ready to learn, have fun and meet fellow tree enthusiasts from within your community.

2020 Chesapeake Tree Stewards Training:

March 14th, 2020; 8:30 – 3:30 – Arlington Echo OEC, Millersville MD –

March 28th, 2020; 8:30 – 3:30 – Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD

Cost $15  Register here

Please contact with questions about the Chesapeake Tree Stewards program. For more information about urban forests and urban tree canopy please visit and