CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training

Schedule and Location

  • Section A: Two Day Option: Basic Urban Forestry and Chainsaw Workshops: April 9 and 10, 2019
  • Section B: 1st Day Only: Basic Urban Forestry Workshop: Tuesday April 9, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Section C: 2nd Day Only: Basic Chainsaw Workshop: Wednesday, April 10, 3019,  8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Round Lake Public Works
751 W. Townline Road
Round Lake, IL 60073

Fees and Registration

Two Day Option
$30 member/nonmember

One Day Only
$25 member/nonmember

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

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. Each day costs $25 separately, or register for both for just $30. The event fee covers coffee and lunch each day, plus trees for the planting practice and training materials. 

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Various experts from tree care companies, The Morton Arboretum, and local municipalities.

Course Details

  • Notes: Indoors and outdoors, fee includes lunch each day. Limit 40
  • Supplies: Students should come prepared to take notes and practice pruning and planting trees.

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies