Donate to ReForest London

Help support our programs and keep the forest in "The Forest City"!

Donate

ReForest London Newsletter

Keep up to date with ReForest London

Tree Specialist

 

Tree Specialist

Tree Specialists are our go-to people for tree planting events
They are our knowledgeable tree planters who help out at planting and aftercare events. Tree Specialists lend a helping hand to less experienced volunteers and help ReForest London staff run the naturalization project smoothly. Tree Specialist training familiarizes our volunteers with various native tree species and the importance of proper tree planting techniques. You will receive an I Dig Trees t-shirt after your first event as a certified Tree Specialist! 

Responsibilities

  • Leading tree planting events
  • Helping new volunteers with planting trees properly 
  • Helping new volunteers identify trees 
  • Other special event requests as needed

Time Commitment 
Must attend four shifts a year (or more).

Training
ReForest London Orientation Training (1 hour)
This is our basic introduction training for all volunteers who are interested in getting more involved with our organization. This training session familiarises you with our organization, our goals, and provides information on our volunteer opportunities. We also introduce you to native trees and how to plant them. We ask new volunteers to take this class before continuing on to other training sessions.

  • ReForest London Orientation consists of one 1 hour classroom session.
  • You do NOT need to take this Orientation to be able to participate in our Tree Planting and Aftercare events, it is only necessary for the volunteer roles listed below.
  • Check out the Powerpoint Presentation before or after the training for more information.

Tree Specilaist Training (3 parts)
Training includes an overview of Tree Specialist duties, common planting mistakes, and tree identification skills. We want you to become a go-to person for tree planting at our events, and this training will prepare you for that role.

  • Prerequisite: Please take ReForest London Orientation before attending this training
  • Time Commitment:Tree Specialist Training consists of 2 hour classroom training session and one 2 hour Tree Identification hike. After the training, we will send you an online quiz to complete.
  • Our Expectations: If you become a Tree Specialist, we expect you to assist at FOUR shifts a year (but feel free to do more)
  • Training Frequency: Once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

Additional Resources:
If you have completed the Tree Specialist training, and want to learn more, or brush up on tree information, please click here.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Ability to work well with others is an asset 
  • Enthusiastic about tree planting 
  • Some tree species background is an asset 

Other Requirements

  • Physically capable of shoveling, carrying mulch buckets, and planting trees 
  • Capable of lifting 10 pounds or more

Complementary Roles
If you are interested in this volunteer role then you may also want to check out our Tree BlitzerTree Planter, and Tree Aftercare Assistant roles. 

To Apply
Please fill out our volunteer application form and indicate “Tree Specialist” as area of interest.

View PDF Version.