CommuniTree Steward classes

Date(s) - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
5:45 am - 8:00 pm

Parkside Lodge


The fourth year of CommuniTree Steward classes will be offered from from 5:45 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 20 to April 17 at the Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Dr., Buffalo.

Date Topic Speakers
March 20 Introduction to CTS, Tree Biology S. Bachman; K. McCormick
March 27 Tree Maintenance, Insects and Diseases B. Sayers
April 3 Tree ID T. Draves
April 10 Pruning, Safety and Regulations L. Brockelbank
April 17 Tree Establishment and Planting Activity J. Kisker


The fee is $25. You can register here.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, along with a number of partners, runs this classroom and in-field training series to teach Buffalo-area residents to care for juvenile trees. Instructors for the classes included professionals in the fields of arboriculture and biology. Funding has been provided to the project by the Buffalo Green Fund. Representatives from the City of Buffalo Department of Parks and Recreation, Re-Tree, Wendel Companies and Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy helped to organize the training. Following the training, participants volunteer their time to assist in urban street tree planting and maintenance projects.

“This course is the first of its kind in Western New York and is the logical next step to nurture the trees that have been planted since the devastating October 12, 2006 surprise snowstorm,” stated Paul Mauer, with Re-Tree Buffalo. “The project partners are collaborating to create a well-trained volunteer corps of tree caretakers. Thousands of street and park trees were destroyed by the snowstorm and have been replaced by Re-Tree’s volunteers, the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.