Community Tree Keepers

August 13, 2016

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Community Tree Keepers

What are Tree Keepers?

Tree Keepers are industry professionals and community members who have have taken a 5 week training class on Urban Forestry, Tree Planting, and Tree Care.

Why Tree Keepers?

A healthy urban forest begins with proper tree planting and continues with proper mulching and long term tree care.

Mature trees provide economic, environmental, and public health benefits.  We need newly planted and established trees to thrive, grow, and survive.

Trees that are properly planted, mulched, and cared for will live longer.

The Tree Keepers Course includes:
  • Tree ID
  • Tree Biology
  • Soils, Nutrition, and Fertilization
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Recognizing Tree Hazards & Risks
  • Site Analysis
  • Species Selection
  • Tree Installation and Establishment
  • Pruning
  • Long Term Tree Care
Who should take take the Community Tree Keeper Course?

The Community Tree Keeper Course is designed for TreesGreenville Volunteers, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, and anyone interested in learning more about how to properly plant, care, and maintain a healthy urban forest.  The minimum age is 18 years old.


All five sessions must be attended to complete the Tree Keeper Course.

We understand scheduling conflicts may be an issue. Please RSVP if you plan to attend at least four of the five sessions below, and we will do our best to work with you to complete the Tree Keepers training.

The Cost

The Tree Keeper Community Cost is $50 per person, OR $25 per person PLUS 5 TreesGreenville Volunteer Hours.

The Professional Tree Keeper Cost is $50 per person.

If you would like to schedule a Professional Tree Keeper Course at your location for all of your employees, call 864-313-0765 or email Joelle Teachey (TreesGreenville Executive Director) or Karen Hauck (Trees SC Executive Director) for Company Tree Keeper Rates.

Tree Keeper Community Course – 2017 Dates:

  • September / October 2017.  Registration will open soon!