Love Trees? Become a Tree Ambassador!
Trees for Seattle is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for new Tree Ambassadors! Tree Ambassadors are volunteers who help care for and protect Seattle’s trees. Tree Ambassadors are trained to lead projects that inspire residents to appreciate and care for Seattle’s urban forest.
Tree Ambassadors work in two focus areas:
Tree Walks: Tree Walks are fun community events that engage residents with the trees surrounding them. Tree Ambassadors develop tours to highlight interesting trees in their neighborhoods and lead their walk as a public event.
We introduce Tree Ambassadors to tree identification and teach volunteers skills in map making and organizing community events. After the training, staff will assist Tree Ambassadors in identifying good routes, mapping trees on that route, writing accompanying text, and putting together a public event.
Tree Walk volunteers from anywhere in Seattle welcome. We are particularly looking for volunteers from Magnolia, Laurelhurst, North Beacon Hill, New Holly, Rainier View, Roxhill and Arbor Heights.
Tree Ambassadors Events
Tree Stewardship: Tree Stewardship projects engage volunteers in caring for public landscapes. Volunteers adopt an available site and organize work parties to weed, mulch, and care for the beautiful public trees that make our neighborhoods greener and healthier.
We teach Tree Ambassadors basic landscaping and site design skills, how to identify and remove aggressive weeds, and how to plan safe and fun events. Staff help volunteers develop a plan, secure supplies, and hold successful community work parties.
Sites available for adoption in: Wallingford, South Park, Mount Baker, Georgetown, and Georgetown Heights. Learn more about available sites here: http://www.seattle.gov/trees/landscapes.htm
Tree Stewardship Events: Before and After
Becoming a Tree Ambassador is easy. New volunteers need to attend an overview training and at least one project training. After the trainings, our staff will support you in developing your projects.
Overview Training: Saturday, April 29; 1:30 – 4:30 pm in Phinney Ridge
- Tree Walk Training: Saturday, May 6th 1pm – 4pm in Rainier Beach
- Tree Stewardship Training: Saturday, May 13th 1pm – 5pm in Interbay