TreeMaster/TreeAmbassador Certification Course, Sept. 2019

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TreeMaster/TreeAmbassador Certification Course, Sept. 2019

September 17, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thanks to our official TreeMaster/TreeAmbassador sponsor, the Charlotte office of

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 at our planting events and TreeStores throughout Charlotte.  They help with event setup, tree and mulch placement, volunteer engagement, and event breakdown.

What is a TreeAmbassador?

TreeAmbassadors represent TreesCharlotte at various outreach events. They are enthusiastic about TreesCharlotte and can deliver a positive and clear message about our mission. Candidates should be comfortable both talking to an audience and listening to their comments and concerns. It will be your job to help educate the public about our beautiful canopy, the risks facing it and how everybody can help protect it. Typical events include manning a table at festivals or speaking in front of a school class. As public-facing opportunities arise, we will equip you with an event box complete with key facts, fun stuff to give away, important literature and whatever else is required!

Can I be both?


How do I become a TreeMaster and/or TreeAmbassador?

Anybody interested must attend this free 3-hour workshop, featuring indoor and outdoor instruction, presentations on the history of TreesCharlotte and hands-on demonstrations.  Training is suited for all levels of arboriculture knowledge.  Upon completion of the certification course, graduates will be provided opportunities to put their knowledge into action by serving as volunteer leaders.  The tree planting season in Charlotte runs from October to early April. Outreach events are year-round.

What is the time commitment?

TreeMasters are asked to commit to volunteer at a minimum of 3 regularly scheduled tree planting events annually (each about 5 hours).TreeAmbassadors are asked to volunteer at a minimum of 3 outreach events annually (each about 3 hours).

How do I sign up?

You must be at least 18 years of age and register by completing the application below.

TreeMaster/TreeAmbassador Program Application

  • Let us know which program you are interested in. Can't decide? You can always choose both.
  • Have you been involved with TreesCharlotte in the past? If so, please explain. If not, please explain why you are interested in volunteering with us:
  • Please describe your volunteer experience as well as your experience interacting with the public in an official capacity and talking in front of groups:
  • Please describe your past tree planting or tree maintenance experience, not a requirement:
  • The next training course will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, location is tbd and will be updated once confirmed. Please indicate if you plan to attend.


September 17, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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City of Charlotte Landscape Management
701 Tuckaseegee Road
Charlotte, NC 28208 United States
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