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Volunteer Forester Certification Program (1st of 4 Sessions)

  • Public Service Complex 3131 Morris Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37909 United States (map)

Join Trees Knoxville for a four-session Volunteer Forester Certification Program:

Session 1: Introduction to Trees Knoxville & Knoxville’s Urban Forest

Tom Welborn, Trees Knoxville (45 Minutes)
TBA Speaker (45 Minutes)
Kasey Krouse, City of Knoxville Urban Forester (1.5 hours)- outdoors

Students will:
1.  Ice Breaker and Introductions (15 minutes)
2.  Become familiar with Trees Knoxville’s mission and programs (30 minutes)
3. Comprehend the ecological/geographical elements of East Tennessee and what makes it unique. 
4. Understand climatic patterns and variations to better plant and care for trees. 
5. Recognize the trees, soils, land features and wildlife of East Tennessee. 
6. Better associate and identify Knoxville’s natural communities and dominant trees. 
7. Define native species and know the value and importance of biological diversity. 
8. Understand the diverse values (goods & services) of trees and the urban forest including the
environmental, social, and economic values. 
9. Understand Knoxville’s Canopy Cover at the County, City, and Neighborhood level
10. Understand the major threats of Knoxville’s and Knox County urban forest. 

Trees Knoxville's goal in making this opportunity available is to develop the tree management skill level of our volunteers.

Continuing Education Units from ISA will be available.

Follow this link for dates, places, course description, and list of instructors for the sessions.

All attendees must register. $50 fee payable at the first session (checks or cash only.)