Become a Certified TreeMaster

Our TreeMaster program offers an amazing opportunity for the serious tree enthusiast. The volunteer training program includes outdoor instruction, presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Graduates of the TreeMaster program become certified protectors of our Tree Canopy and are eligible to help guide future projects.

The Ultimate Tree Volunteering Opportunity

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. See the sign-up information below.

TreeMasters should 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 certification program, graduates will be provided opportunities to put their knowledge into action by serving as volunteer leaders at planting events.

TreeMasters 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.



TreeMaster Certification Courses are located at:


City of Charlotte Landscape Management
701 Tuckaseegee Road
Charlotte, NC 28208



How Do I Sign Up?

You must be at least 18 years of age and complete the online application and we will get in touch with you with more details.

Complete the TreeMaster Application Form

Check out our Calendar of Events for upcoming TreeMaster Certification Courses.


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