Tree Ambassadors build community around trees.
Tree Lover? Become a
Do you dream of living in a tree house? Do you eagerly await the first leaf buds in the spring? Do you love to lie on your back and watch branches dancing in the breeze? Does a stroll down a tree-lined street put a smile on your face?
You may be a tree lover!
What is a Tree Ambassador?Tree Ambassadors are volunteers who help care for Seattle’s trees and make a positive difference in Seattle's urban forest. Tree Ambassadors help build community and create a culture of caring for our community's trees.Tree Ambassadors are trained to lead projects that inspire residents to appreciate and care for our trees.
Tree Walks: Explore Seattle's awe-inspiring trees with your friends and neighbors. Tree Walks are fun,
positive community events that engage
communities with the trees surrounding them. Tree Ambassadors develop tours to highlight interesting or significant trees in their neighborhoods and lead their walk as a public event. Check out the schedule of upcoming walks or download one of the self-guided walks. Don't see a walk in your neighborhood? Become a Tree Ambassador and design Seattle's next Tree Walk!
Tree Walk volunteer training includes tree identification, map making, and organizing community events. Trees for Seattle staff help volunteers identify good routes, map trees on that route, write text, and put 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 Stewardship: Help care for trees in public landscapes. Tree Stewardship projects engage volunteers in caring for neighborhood street trees and public landscapes. Tree Ambassadors adopt sites and organize work parties to weed, mulch, and care for the trees that make our neighborhoods greener and healthier.
Tree Stewardship volunteers are taught how to care for trees, identify and remove invasive species, properly mulch, and organize fun and safe community events. Trees for Seattle staff help volunteers develop site plans, organize community work parties, and secure tools, mulch, and other equipment.
Sites available for adoption in: Wallingford, South Park, Mount Baker, Georgetown, and Georgetown Heights. Find a site to love!
Join your fellow tree lovers to grow Seattle’s urban forest!
Check out these photos to learn more about what the Tree Ambassadors have been up to! Or read our Volunteer Spotlight page to learn about some of our all-star volunteers and their great projects.
Being a Tree Ambassador means:
Making a positive difference within Seattle’s urban forest
Meeting fellow tree lovers and becoming a valued part of Seattle’s urban forestry network
Getting trained to lead projects you are passionate about
Opportunites for free workshops on subjects like tree identification, pruning, and tree biology
No previous tree experience necessary - just a love of trees!
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.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE
Overview Training: Saturday, April 29; 1:30 – 4:30 pm in Phinney Ridge
Tree Walk Training: Saturday, May 6th 1 – 4pm in Rainier Beach
Tree Stewardship Training: Saturday, May 13th 1 – 5pm in Interbay
Not have the abilty to become a full Tree Ambassador this year? Check out our events calendar to find opportunites to join for just a few hours. Or join our newsletter list and we will send you updates on upcoming events and trainings.
Together we can make sure everyone in Seattle has a tree to hug.
Questions? Contact us at (206) 615-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.