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Roanoke's Tree Stewards

Nurturing the Valley’s Tree Canopy

Mar. 13, 2015 - Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome)

Program, 7:00

The Roanoke Tree Stewards provide an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and nurture one of our most precious assets. The Tree Stewards plant and care for public trees in Roanoke City. Their mission also includes educating the public about the benefits and needs of trees in the community. David Edwards, current President of the Roanoke Tree Stewards, will introduce us to the program and share details of its founding, its challenges and its successes. 

Since 2009, the City of Roanoke’s urban forestry staff has been training volunteer tree stewards in how to plant, prune and care for trees. The stewards are required to put in 30 hours of work in their first year and 20 hours in subsequent years. To become a steward, contact Helen Smythers, urban forestry planner, at Helen.smythers@roanokeva.gov or at 540-853-5225.   

Tree Stewards at work


The monthly program series Earth Friendly Friday presents topics of interest for environmentalists and those who enjoy and appreciate the natural world. It is the second Friday of each month, and it is jointly sponsored by the Roanoke Sierra Club and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke.  Location: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Road at Brandon (across from Patrick Henry High School).  It is free and open to the public.  Everyone is invited to bring a snack dish for sharing before and after the program. For more information contact Dan Crawford at 540-343-5080 dbcrawford@cox.net.

Earth Friendly Friday - UU Church of Roanoke