Summer inspectors are one of our most popular volunteer roles and a Saturday morning training is required. At this training, you'll receive expert instruction regarding tree care techniques from FOT staff and professional arborists. Our next trainings will take place Saturday, May 4th at Central Bible Church (NE Portland) and Saturday, May 18th at Columbia Springs Classroom (Vancouver, WA). Both trainings will start promptly at 9:00am and finish up around 12:30pm. Folks interested in Vancouver or Portland-area routes are welcome to join at either training!
We estimate that the overall time commitment WITH the 3.5-hr training is approximately 7-10 hours over the course of the summer. This accounts for time to inspect a route of ~20- 25 trees--twice: once by mid-June and again by early August.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Friends of Trees Volunteer & Outreach Program at 503-595-0213.
Thanks in advance for your commitment to the health of these young trees!! We need to take care of them, especially in their early sensitive years, so they can grow to care for us!