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Individual Tree Care

Community Tree Care Series
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Proper tree care methods affect each and every tree.

There are many factors that affect the overall longevity and lifespan of trees as a whole, but each tree should be assessed individually. Participants will learn site and species selection, planting and establishment, pruning, and additional tree care methods.

The second of three webinar sessions is Individual Tree Care from 9 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 27. The cost is $10 per session, and registration is required. Individuals can attend one or all sessions, and Illinois Arborist Association continued education units are available to those who qualify.

About Community Tree Care Series

Community Tree Care is a hybrid series of training opportunities for individuals performing tree care work looking to build on their knowledge. Topics range from tree basics to tips for professionals. The hybrid series includes three webinar options followed by three repeated, in-person training opportunities in Jan. and Feb. 2024.

Participants include certified arborists as well as public and private tree care professionals, municipal or county groundskeeping staff, community volunteers, and anyone interested in expanding their tree care knowledge. This training provides information and resources for communities to ensure proper tree care, minimize the risk of hazardous trees, and promote healthy community forests. 

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educators Sarah Vogel, Emily Swihart, Ryan Pankau, and Program Coordinator Jenny Lee teach the series.

Additional Series Sessions

Participants can attend one or all sessions of the series. Webinars are $10 each, and in-person workshops are $20 with registration required. Register for each session at

Tree Basics Webinar | Nov. 13, 9 to 11 a.m.

Discuss the benefits of trees, basic tree identification and tree parts, and the importance of diversity in the urban forest. 

Collective Tree Care Webinar | Dec. 11, 9 to 11 a.m.

Identify tree stressors in community environments, hazardous tree defects, and assess and mitigate risk.

Tree Care Workshops | 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Exact locations will be available closer to event dates. Sessions are the same and repeated in multiple locations.

Each location session includes hands-on training during the time of year when tree care is applicable to apply learned skills, discuss local issues, identify needs in individual communities, and provide opportunities to learn more. Workshops are subject to change due to winter weather instances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact