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 catergory? 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 managment 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 importanace of roots and bark, providing proper tree care, and avoiding tree damage during construction. The $25 event fee covers the cost of coffee and lunch on the first day, trees for planting pratice, and optional second day.

Instructors: Various experts from tree care companies. The Morton Arboretum and local municipalities.
Notes: Indoors and outdoors, fee includes lunch on the first day. Also please let us know if you plan to send a different person on the 2nd day. Limit 40
Supplies: Students should come prepared to take notes and practice pruning and planting trees.

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Schedule and Location

Basic Urban Forestry: Wednesday April 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Optional day: Basic Chainsaw Work: Thursday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please let us know on the first day of the event if you plan is send a different person on the second day.

Triton College
Robert M. Collins Center
2000 5th Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171 (campus map)

Fees and Admission

$25.00 Members
$25.00 Nonmembers

Fee includes the cost of coffee and lunch on the first day, trees for planting practice and optional second day.

Registration Information

If you are registering your employee/s please CALL: 630-719-2468
(Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Individual registration can be done by phone or online below.