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Urban Tree Stewardship

Job / Internship Opportunities

We are currently recruiting co-coordinators to lead the Urban Tree Stewardship internship. If you would like to learn more about future student opportunities, please follow the Arboretum and Public Garden on social media (Facebook | Instagram) and sign up for our newsletter

Urban Tree Stewardship

Staff Mentors

Image of Emily Griswold.Emily Griswold
Director of GATEways Horticulture
and Teaching Gardens
Email  |  (530) 754-8038

Image of Abbey Hart.

Abbey Hart
GATEways Gardening Specialist
Email  |  (530) 754-8337

This urban forestry-oriented program focuses on improving the longevity and resilience of our campus tree canopy. Interns will propagate trees in the nursery, transplant and care for young trees in the campus landscape, and implement maintenance and monitoring plans designed to assess suitability and climate tolerance of select tree species in an urban environment.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn about research and urban forest management strategies from campus and industry professionals while building their own field observation and project management skills as they monitor and care for trees on campus. Beyond this, interns will grow collectively as leaders in leading public plantings, educational events, and other community engagement activities that build decision-making, communication, and collaboration skills.

We welcome anyone interested in stewarding and improving our campus canopy and learning more about how we can advance our campus-wide climate adaptation goals to apply. This program is also a great fit for those interested in arboriculture, nursery management, data collection and analysis for research, and tree conservation.


Quarters: Winter - Spring 2023 
Schedule:  3-6 hr/week commitment for the academic year 
Units: 1-2 units per quarter 




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