Indiana Community Tree Steward Two-Day Training at Hayes Arboretum
May 28 & 29, 2015
The Community & Urban Forestry’s Tree Steward Program is designed for homeowners, tree board members, municipal employees, Community members, volunteers, students, Master Gardeners, and anyone that has an interest in learning more about trees and giving back to their community forest.
Trainers Include: City Foresters, Certified Arborists, Foresters, Purdue Extension Agents, District Conservationists, and other natural resource professionals.
Participants Gain: Knowledge on a variety of community forestry and tree care related topics. Ideas on how to share their knowledge in their communities. An introduction to local and state tree care professionals.
- The Scoop on Soils
- How Does a Tree Grow?
- Tree Identification
- The Right Tree for the Right Place
- Proper Tree Planting
- Caring for Your Trees
- Threats to Trees: Pests & Disease Diagnosis
- Pruning Do’s & Don’ts
- Identifying Tree Defects
- Benefits of the Urban Forest
- Why Urban Woodlots are Important
- Volunteer Opportunities
Download the Curriculum Description
Location: Hayes Arboretum 801 Elks Country Club Road, Richmond, IN 47374
Registration Fee: The registration fee is $30.00 and includes: training materials, lunch and refreshments for both days. Register HERE. Checks should be made out to “Division of Forestry” and mailed to:
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry Event Registration
402 W. Washington Street, W296
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tree Stewards who complete 15 hours of volunteer service receive upon submission of hours:
- a signed certificate from the state forester
- a Tree Steward lapel pin
- a FREE copy of “101 Trees of Indiana”
Event Contact information: Carrie Tauscher (317) 234-4386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Event Brochure: Tree Steward Brochure