The Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  The organization has been in existence since 1997 and began with just 13 members. The work and hours volunteered by the Tree Stewards each year help Front Royal fulfill requirements to be a qualified member of Tree City USA over 22 years.  Education programs are offered to residents of Warren and nearby counties.


The mission of the Front Royal/Warren County Tree Steward program is to increase public awareness of the intrinsic value and beauty of trees, to learn and understand the needs of the community forest, to help the Town of Front Royal and the County of Warren in caring for the community’s publicly planted trees (especially young trees), to educate other residents of the community about urban forestry, and to involve additional community members in creating and caring for community tree plantings.


Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm at Samuels Public Library.

Executive Committee 2021

  • Melody Hotek, President
  • Henry Pickard, Vice President
  • Vicki Althaus, Treasurer
  • Emily Huttar, Secretary

Board of Directors at Large

  • Joan Brubaker
  • Leslie Eliason
  • Carol Groves
  • David Means
  • Ron Perlik