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The Tree Care Advisor Program

The Minnesota Tree Care Advisor Program aids in the development of environmental stewards through education and the promotion of volunteerism.  

Tree Care Advisors are encouraged to fulfill volunteer roles as educators and facilitators, enabling the University of Minnesota, other State agencies and community programs to more effectively help others help themselves. Among the most notable agencies are the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT), which have worked closely with the University of Minnesota Extension and Forest Resources Department in the development and support of the Tree Care Advisor program.

To learn more about getting involved and becoming a TCA volunteer, and to find upcoming training courses, visit the MnTCA training page.

Tree Care Advisor Resources


If you have any questions, please contact or visit the MnTCA website.


Update Your Contact Information

If you need to update your contact information so we can keep you connected with the e-mail list and in case something needs to get sent to you, please fill out your new information in our Contact Information Update Form.


Tree Care Advisor Status Forms

Emeritus Application

If you have been a TCA for 10 years or have completed 1,000 hours of volunteer work, you are eligible for this semi-active Emeritus status. If you are interested, please fill out and return the following application by e-mail or mail for review by program coordinators.

Emeritus Status Application

Tree Care Advisor Reactivation Form

This form is for Minnesota Tree Care Advisors that have previously completed the Tree Care Advisor Core Course and have gone inactive due to not submitting required volunteer and/or education hours, did not fill out and return the Temporary Inactive or Emeritus change request forms, and/or alerted program coordinators that they were going to go inactive.

Please fill out the entire form and return it to program coordinators with your reactivation fee, at which point they will alert you of ways to complete the current requirement of attending a best planting practices course to update your education. This reactivation class requirement is subject to change.

Reactivation Request Form

Temporary Inactive Application

If you are seeking Temporary Inactive status as a TCA due to constraints in your life at this time (e.g. death in the family, loss or gain or employment, birth of a child), please fill out and return the following application by e-mail or mail for review by program coordinators.

Temporary Inactive Status Application

Reporting Your Hours

Click here for more information regarding how to submit your hours, and to view hours you have already entered. 

Find a TCA

Check out this map to find a local TCA near you!

TCA Shirt Sale

Looking for a way to represent this awesome program? Click here for more information on how to purchase a TCA shirt!