In the upcoming year, the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will be offering several guided tree walks for the public in various parks and natural areas around the Charlottesville area, including Ivy Creek, McIntire Botanical Garden, and Riverview Park. 

Don’t feel qualified to lead a walk? Tree Stewards can join the Train-the-Trainer Tree Walk program to learn how to lead walks. Apprentice trainers will go on several walks with trained Tree Stewards to learn from them how they choose an area for a walk, identify interesting trees, and get tips on presentation techniques and preparing handouts.  

Train-the-Trainer Phase 1

April 23, 2017, 1 p.m. Tree Walk Training with Ellen Powell, Ivy Creek Natural Area

May 3, 2017, 10 a.m. Tree Walk Training with Fran Boninti, Boninti residence

May 7, 2017, 2 p.m. Tree Walk Training with Jacki Vawter, Vawter residence

May 26, 2017, 9 a.m.  Tree Walk Training with Phil Stokes, Ivy Creek Natural Area

June 17, 2017 , 9:30 a.m. Tree Walk Training with Nancy Weiss, McIntire Botanical Garden

Directions: From Rt. 250, take John W. Warner Parkway north to the first signal light at Melbourne Road. Turn left on Melbourne and proceed about 100 yards. On the left is a sign for the Future Home of McIntire Botanical Garden. Take the driveway next to the sign through the gate and park on the grass area to the left, beyond the gate.