Tree Stewards

About Advanced Master Gardener Tree Stewards

Advanced Master Gardener Tree Steward was the first Advanced Master Gardener program available for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.  Cooperative Extension Advanced Master Gardener Tree Stewards differ from Urban Forestry Council Tree Stewards in several significant ways:

  1. Close association with Virginia Cooperative Extension.
  2. Advanced Master Gardeners are already highly trained Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.  They receive additional and advanced training in urban forestry.
  3. Virginia Cooperative Extension Advanced Master Gardeners receive extensive training in program planning and implementation not available for Urban Forestry Council Tree Stewards.
  4. Advanced Master Gardener Tree Stewards play an active part in planning community programs for Cooperative Extension and provide training for other Master Gardeners, and other community volunteers including Urban Forestry Council Tree Stewards.

It was originally envisioned that Virginia Cooperative Extension Advanced Master Gardener Tree Stewards would provide a critical training role for Virginia Urban Forestry Tree Stewards if a role for them was identified in the local community.

Volunteer Effort

Virginia Cooperative Extension Tree Stewards are expected to provide ongoing volunteer efforts above and beyond those requirements for maintenance of Active Master Gardener status.  The Advanced Master Gardener programs are, like the Master Gardener program a volunteer effort where the volunteers receive specialized

 

 

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