TreeKeepers Program Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
TreeKeepers is a new Trees Atlanta’s Certification Program. The program is designed to increase volunteer knowledge and skills through specialized training and education about Atlanta’s urban forest. Instructors will teach tree care, identification, as well as project leadership skills. The Tree Keepers certification program consists of 7 workshops, including indoor & outdoor activities, presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and assignments to be completed by the participants. Sessions lasting 3 hours are taught by Trees Atlanta staff and community tree professionals. Participants receive a training manual with supplemental reading and resources. Each graduate is expected to lead a project in the field and agree to 24 total hours of assistance on other Trees Atlanta or tree related projects.

Date: October 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 25, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: November 1, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: November 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: November 15, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: November 22, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Trees Atlanta, 225 Chester Avenue.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Robby Astrove
September 29, 2008
Trees Atlanta
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory