Urban Forestry Certificate Program
Join an active corps of trained citizen foresters working to make our neighborhoods greener and healthier through the Tucson Botanical Gardens Urban Forestry Certificate Program!
The Urban Forestry Certificate Program, comprised of 12 sessions, is designed to train and then engage community members in the direct care of Tucson’s urban forest. Students will learn about the importance of the urban forest, tree biology, tree care, pruning, tree inventories, and practical engagement in the community. Hands-on sessions will allow participants to literally get their hands dirty by working in our community to plant, maintain, and inventory trees. Upon certification, citizen urban foresters will join a committed cadre of community educators to plan and implement tree planting and maintenance projects primarily with Trees for Tucson.
Dates: March 10 to April 21 (Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings)
Where: On the beautiful grounds of the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Program Fees: $190 for members the Gardens or $240 for non-members.
Need-based scholarships are available.
To Apply: please fill out and return this application to Ashley Pedersen at email@example.com
- No previous experience necessary. All levels welcome!
- Attend and participate in all classes
- Complete all service learning components and final project
- To maintain certification, you must complete and report 25 hours of approved volunteer service and complete 5 hours of continuing training per year.
More Information: call or email Ashley at 520-326-9686 ext. 39 or firstname.lastname@example.org
photo by Jon D’Auria
Development of this program was supported by the Arizona State Forestry Division and the U.S. Forest Service.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.Email this page to a friend