Iowa Community Tree Steward

The 2019 Community Tree Steward Program will be held at the Hardin County Extension office in Iowa falls

Cost is $50 per person. 

Click here for the 2019 Community Tree Steward Progam SchedulePeople in the woods learning about trees during extension educational program

How to register:

Pre-registration is required and must be completed by midnight on May 10.

Register in person at the Hardin County Extension Office in Iowa Falls OR 

Contact Hardin County Extension or the ISU Extension Urban Forester Traci Ott for a digital copy of the registration form. 

The course is limited to the first 25 participants who register. The registration deadline is midnight, May 10 and pre-registration is required. 

The Iowa Community Tree Steward program offers intensive training in community tree management.  This is achieved through six 3 hour training sessions, over a six week period.  In both classroom and hands-on field labs you will learn: basic tree identification, species selection, tree planting, tree care and maintenance, pest management, value assessment, inventory techniques, program planning, funding, implementation, and much more.

This program is intended to serve citizen volunteers.  Others who may attend include community forestry and park staff, tree care professionals, utility company representatives, and county conservation board staff. Completion of the Iowa Community Tree Steward program requires participants to contribute 24 volunteer hours on improving and expanding community tree resources within one year of course completion.  Over 400 graduates of the program have donated in excess of 11,500 hours of community service back to their communities.  

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) will be offered through the International Society of Arboriculture. Exact CEU's will be dependent on the final length of the community tree inventory workshop.

  • Certified Arborists
  • Certified Utility Specialists
  • Certified Municipal Specialist
  • BCMA Practice
  • BCMA Science
  • BCMA Management


Click here to log volunteer hours