CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Not sure whether you fall into this category? Do you maintain streets, utilities, or infrastructure around trees? Have you ever had to plant or prune trees, but you've never been trained on best forestry management practices? Do you have trouble answering your clients' questions about tree management?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from participation in CRTI's Urban Forestry Basic Training. Our expert-led sessions will include important forestry topics such as safety, tree selection, planting and pruning, the importance of roots and bark, providing proper tree care, and avoiding tree damage during construction. The $25 event fee covers the cost of lunch and trees for planting practice.

Instructors: Local tree experts from tree care companies, The Morton Arboretum, and municipalities
Notes: Indoors and outdoors. Limit 40.
Supplies: Students should come prepared to take notes and practice pruning and planting trees.

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Schedule and Location

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Park Forest Fire Department
156 Indianwood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$25.00 member
$25.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.