Become a TreeMaster

Our TreeMaster program offers an amazing opportunity for the serious tree enthusiast. Graduates of the TreeMaster program become certified protectors of our Tree Canopy and are eligible to help guide future projects.

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 and are vital to the success of NeighborWoods planting events and TreeDays throughout Charlotte.

What do TreeMasters do?

TreeMasters help at events with set up, tree distribution, volunteer management and event breakdown. The are asked to volunteer at a minimum of 3 events annually (each event lasting approximately 5 hours). The TreesCharlotte planting season runs from October to mid-April.

How do I become a TreeMaster?

TreeMasters attend a free 2 1/2 hour workshop featuring indoor and outdoor instruction, presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Training is suited for all levels of arboricultural knowledge. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be provided opportunities to put their knowledge into action by serving as volunteer leaders at planting events. You must be at least 18 years of age and complete the application below.

TreeMasters Program Application

  • Have you been involved with TreesCharlotte in the past? If so, please explain. If not, please explain why you are interested in the TreeMaster program:
  • Please describe your past leadership and volunteer experience:
  • Please describe your past tree planting or tree maintenance experience, not a requirement:
  • The following TreeMaster orientation courses will take place from 5:30-8:00pm at the City's Landscape Management office at 701 Tuckaseegee Road. Please indicate which you plan to attend.
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