on March 26, 2012
Our City Forest is planning a four-week training program to prepare tree lovers to take their passion one step further by becoming Tree Amigos.
One need not be a Tree Amigo to volunteer with the nonprofit organization dedicated to urban forestry, but those who become Tree Amigos serve as mentors for the many volunteers who commit time and energy as a community service to the agency’s many projects.
The classes will cover such topics as how to properly plant a tree, how to maintain and care for planted trees, how to raise trees in a nursery, how to identify the common trees of San Jose and how to educate others about urban forestry.
The four sessions take place on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Our City Forest office, 151 Mission St., Suite 151, San Jose, beginning March 29.
In addition, there will be four field sessions on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in various San Jose locations.
Tree Amigos are expected to volunteer in 10 events within a year planting trees, conducting tree planting demonstrations and assisting Our City Forest programs. No prior experience is required.
To sign up for the classes, call 408.998.7337, ext. 123 or email gro.tserofyticruonull@ssalcogimaeert.