by | Apr 10, 2015 | Ranger News | 0 comments

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.

Topics Include:

  • 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

Hayes Arboretum

Hayes Arboretum west entrance sign

Hayes Arboretum Nature Center

Hayes Arboretum Nature Center

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

Download the Event Brochure: Tree Steward Brochure

Register HERE.