Put new tree care skills to the test.
Each tree care workshop location session includes in-person, hands-on training during the time of year when tree care is applicable to apply learned skills. The day will include the opportunity to discuss local tree issues, identify needs in individual communities, and provide opportunities to learn more. Workshops are subject to change due to winter weather instances.
The second of three in-person workshop sessions is in Decatur, IL, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 5. The cost is $20 per session, and registration is required. Sessions are the same material, repeated and localized in multiple locations. Illinois Arborist Association continued education units are available to those who qualify. The exact location in Decatur will be available closer to the event date.
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.
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 go.illinois.edu/TreeCareSeries.
Discuss the benefits of trees, basic tree identification and tree parts, and the importance of diversity in the urban forest.
Explore site and species selection, planting and establishment, pruning, and additional tree care methods.
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.