Why is this partner adventure going on in the first place? The Tree Advisory Panels (TAP) mission is to do what ever we can to preserve, promote and enhance the urban forest of St. Paul. We want the City of St. Paul residents to be aware of the urban forest and all the wonder and benefits it brings to our city. Besides the long list of benefits trees bring globally (for example, produce oxygen so everyone can breath) trees are an integral part of the urban green infrastructure by reducing energy costs, capturing rain water, increasing property values, and making our city a green reservoir rather than a concrete jungle!
But back to the point- TAP was looking for a way to share our tree hugging message to a neighborhood and Ward 6 welcomed our mission! Thanks to Ward 6 for giving us this opportunity to reach out to ward 6 (the region, not the bar) in St. Paul and to have the participants think about trees and hold them in esteem for a short while :)!
The Tree Trivia was developed and will be done by the great and ever-so-wonderful, Eric North from the University of Minnesota. Researcher and instructor at the U of M in Urban Forestry and partner of Brewing a Better Forest. He’s a tree lover, scientist, and educator. Favorite Beer: Pale ales . . . but mostly beer. Favorite Tree: Kentucky Coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus
Volunteers are invited to attend two progressive training courses in tree stewardship, pruning, and watering, both 5–8 pm.
With Who? The City of Saint Paul Natural Resources - Forestry is recruiting volunteers to help grow and care for Saint Paul’s urban forest. Projects will focus on tree planting initiatives that include ongoing care for newly planted trees through volunteer watering and tree stewardship programs.
When/Where? 5:00-8:00 pm
July 12 @ Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center (800 Conway St.)
July 26 @ Newell Park (900 Fairview Ave)
For more information and to sign up for the training dates, contact Ryanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please visit the Urban and Community Forestry website at http://www.mntreesource.com to sign up for volunteer events and updates.
Individuals who participate in all six hours of training will be able to take the MN DNR Tree Inspector Exam for free.