Join Trees Knoxville for a four-session Volunteer Forester Certification Program:
Session 2: Tree Selection and Proper Tree Planting
At the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum
Kasey Krouse, City of Knoxville Urban Forester (3 hours)
Recognize the characteristics of a favorable and unfavorable tree selection.
Comparison of Bare Root, Containerized, and B&B Trees
Understand tree planting & care techniques
When is it best to plant and why
Select tools and equipment
Proper planting and staking technique
Proper mulching and re-establishing mulch rings
Caring for trees after planting
Recognize soil characteristics and how they affect tree growth
Assess overhead utilities and recognize how to avoid future conflicts with trees and utilities
Site Assessment and how to avoid conflicts with pedestrians, vehicles, and other structures
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.
All attendees must register HERE.
$50 fee payable at the first session (checks or cash only.)