The Baltimore TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program open to anyone interested in Baltimore’s trees. TreeKeepers promote healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees. Through this training, citizens can become tree advocates and share the responsibility to plant and care for trees in their neighborhood and throughout the City.

TreeKeepers includes several levels and types of classes, ranging from educational presentations to hands-on training that teaches citizens to care for their trees and environment. Some of the hands-on training allows citizens to perform work on public trees that requires a permit; these classes will have a “test of competency” to certify citizens in best urban tree care practices. Certified tree planters and pruners will be encouraged to assist TreeBaltimore partners at spring and fall tree planting events.



Join Chad Vrany with Bartlett Tree company as he explains the basics of young tree corrective pruning. Topics will cover tree biology, tree physics and structural defects, cutting techniques, and safe tool use. This event is free and open to the public, designed for City residents who plan to prune trees in their community’s right-of-way. Ideally treekeepers attend both 100 level courses and 201 tree planting before attending this course. It really helps to have the tree biology bit before learning tree pruning. This one is your annual pruning class!

Learn more about treekeepers 101, 102, and 201 offered every September and March: ttp://