“When you come to TreeKeepers, you can enrich your life and can then inspire others to properly care for their trees…which enriches the community.” – Bill, a Camden TreeKeeper
The NJ Tree Foundation’s TreeKeepers Program has trained hundreds of individuals on young tree care and benefits of trees. Combining classroom style with hands-on outdoor education, the series of workshops covers:
- Basic Tree Identification
- Tree Biology
- Proper Tree Planting
- Tree Care Techniques
- Environmental Impact of Trees
- Trees as Green Infrastructure
- Preventing Tree Hazards
- Environmental Issues
Attendees are provided free dinner, educational materials, and tree care tools such as hand pruners, hand saws, gator bags, or water meters. Individuals attending all sessions in the series become Certified TreeKeepers and are entered into a drawing to win a gift card to a local garden store.
TreeKeepers workshops are held annually in Camden and Newark, NJ. TreeKeepers is free to Camden and Newark residents and $20 per session for all other individuals. Starting in 2015, each TreeKeepers session will equal two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward Community Forestry Management Plans. Visit our Camden or Newark program pages for more information and to find out when the next sessions will be held.