Forest ReLeaf of Missouri’s TreeKeepers classes, sponsored in part by the Missouri Department of Conservation, are held each year in late spring/early summer.
This free, five week course educates citizens about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas: identification, biology, soils, planting, pruning, and insects and diseases. No prior experience required. Graduates are asked to provide 24 hours of volunteer service to Forest ReLeaf or in forestry-related projects in their community.
The 2018 course will take place on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00pm, beginning on April 26 and ending on May 24. The courses will be held at Powder Valley Nature Reserve, with that last course being held at CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park.