Enrollment for 2024 Fairfax Tree Steward (FTS)Training Class Open!

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From Brenda Frank, President

Join the 2024 Fairfax Tree Steward (FTS) training class. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i0hMqcdoOQFlyZkmc-c5lVyL_xsl3lgHLVGk3ajMvIk/edit   See information about the training here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1214hruEY5X-9-O7tNzKkkCbd9yqWS5ok3AtarNe5ZfU/edit Current FTS Tree Stewards may audit the classes at no cost for continuing education. The program will accept 20 applicants in order of submission. Enrollment closes on February 26, 2024.

The training program will begin on February 27, 2024. Trainees will be required to attend all 10 sessions and field work of approximately 1½ hours each. Make-ups will be accepted for two sessions. All of program instructors are experienced certified arborists. A detailed syllabus will be available soon.

The first and last sessions will be “live,” at a location central to all trainees. The other sessions will be on Zoom and recorded to enable makeup and review. Field sessions on pruning, tree ID, tree selection, and tree diagnostics will be on weekends interspersed among the class sessions.

Become a Fairfax Tree Steward. Sign up today!