Welcome to the Minnesota Tree Care Advisor (TCA) website. If you are committed to volunteerism, to helping make your community and state a healthier place to live and if you think that trees, shrubs, wildflowers and other natural resources add to the quality of life in your community, then you’ve found a home.
Since the program began as a two-year pilot project funded by the USDA Forest Service in 1993, hundreds of people from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin have completed the training. More importantly, in excess of 65,000 documented volunteer hours have been contributed by Minnesota Tree Care Advisors.
The intent of the program is to develop a network of trained community-based volunteers to assist the University of Minnesota, the state Master Gardener program and county extension offices, as well as other State agencies and municipalities in promoting urban and community forestry to all residents of Minnesota.
If you’re interested in gaining an in depth understanding of your urban forest and are committed to volunteerism look at what it takes to become a Tree Care Advisor.