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WNY CommuniTREE Steward (CTS) Project

Welcome to the WNY CommunitTREE Steward Project webpage! 

 Registration for our  Spring 2017 class series in now open.  Visit this link to register on-line.

Spring 2017 Training Dates

Location - The Lodge at Delaware Park

Class Day




Mar 15

Tree Bio and Maintenance

B. Sayers

5:45 – 8:00 pm

Mar 22

Tree ID

T. Draves

5:45 – 8:00 pm

Mar 29

Tree Establishment

J. Kisker

5:45 – 8:00 pm

Apr 5


Hassinger and Brockelbank

5:45 – 8:00 pm

Apr 12

Field Activity – Tree Establishment or Pruning

CTS Team

5:45 – 8:00 pm

2017 Volunteer Project Schedule

(More information on projects will be posted soon.  Please note dates and time may change.)

Date           Time                      Event                              Location

 April           TBA                        RE-Tree Planting           TBA

About the WNY CommuniTREE Steward Project

In March 2016, CCE Erie, along with a number of  partners, launched a five-part classroom and in-field training series to teach Buffalo area residents to care for juvenile trees.  Instructors for the classes included professionals in the fields of arboriculture and biology.   Funding has been provided to the project by the   Buffalo Green Fund.  Representatives from the  City of Buffalo Department of Parks and Recreation, Re-Tree, Wendel Companies and Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy helped to organize the training.  Following the training, participants will volunteer their time to assist in urban street tree planting and maintenance projects. 

"This course is the first of its kind in Western New York and is the logical next step to nurture the trees that have been planted since the devastating October 12, 2006 surprise snowstorm," stated Paul Mauer,  with Re-Tree Buffalo.  "The project partners are collaborating to create a well-trained volunteer corps of tree caretakers.  Thousands of street and park trees were destroyed by the snowstorm and have been replaced by Re-Tree's volunteers, the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. 

Thank you to CCE Onondaga and City of Syracuse Forestry Department for allowing us to model our course after their training and materials.

Last updated January 26, 2017