Seattle reLeaf is accepting applications for new Tree Ambassadors! Tree Ambassadors are volunteers who help nurture Seattle’s trees with the goal of caring for and growing the urban forest.
Interested volunteers can choose from two options:
Tree Walks: Tree Walks are fun, positive community events that engage neighbors with the trees surrounding them. Tree Ambassadors develop tours to highlight interesting or significant trees in their neighborhoods and lead their walk as a public event.
Volunteers choosing this option are given an introduction to tree identification and taught skills in making maps and organizing community events. After the training, staff will assist Tree Ambassadors in identifying good routes, mapping trees on that route, writing accompanying text, and putting together a public event. (Training will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 9 am –1pm in the Central District; and Saturday, April 4 from 9am – 2pm in Ballard).
Landscape Renewal: Tree Ambassadors plan and organize small-scale landscape projects in residential areas. Tree Ambassadors adopt sites and organize work parties to weed, mulch, and nurture these neighborhood green spaces.
Volunteers choosing this option are taught basic landscaping and site design skills, how to identify and remove invasive species, proper mulching, how to plan safe events, and community event organizing. After the training, staff will help Tree Ambassadors identify an appropriate landscape to work in, develop site plans, organize community work parties, and secure tools, mulch, and other equipment. (Training will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 9 am – 1pm in the Central District; and Saturday, April 25 from 9am – 2pm in Beacon Hill).