Community Forestry Short Course

Date and Time
Daily on Wednesday and Friday at 12:00pm until Sat, Oct 23 2021

Planning and managing the green infrastructure of street trees, parks, and open spaces will help any municipality safely take advantage of the many benefits these assets provide. With proper planning and management, these assets appreciate and pay us back with time. The Community Forestry Short Course is designed to help municipal shade tree commissions/committees and staff, including managers, arborists, and foresters; community tree advocates; and volunteers gain knowledge and skills in the effective management of public trees in Pennsylvania. Participants will be mailed printed reference materials to accompany the program.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon request to those who attend all six sessions live. Those unable to attend the live sessions will be able to view recordings of the sessions at their convenience.

Who is this for?

  • Municipal shade tree commissions/committees
  • Municipal staff, including managers, arborists, and foresters
  • Community tree advocates and volunteers

What will you learn?

  • How municipalities manage their public trees and community forests, including the role of ordinances and shade tree commissions
  • What are tree inventories, tree canopy assessments, and community forest plans
  • How to manage trees and other green infrastructure adjacent to gray infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, and utility lines
  • How to engage with elected officials, community organizations, and volunteers on the topic of urban and community forestry and promote your community forestry program