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Trees Knoxvillle



Twice a year, Trees Knoxville offers the Volunteer Forester Training Program to develop our volunteers' tree management skills. The next four-week course begins on Wednesday April 24, 2019, and meets every Wednesday through May 15, 2019. The course is $50, payable by check or cash at the first session.

Click here for the full syllabus with meeting times and locations, or visit our event page for more details.
All attendees must register. 

The sessions' topics include:

Week 1: Introduction to Trees Knoxville and the Urban Forest
Presentation 1, Presentation 2, and Presentation 3

Week 2: Tree Selection and Proper Tree Planting
Presentation 1 and Presentation 2

Week 3: The Science and Art of Pruning

Week 4: Tree Health and Invasive Species


Graduates of Trees Knoxville’s Volunteer Forester program may take the four-week Volunteer Forester Graduate Class.* Classes began on January 7, 2019, and registration is now closed. This class may be offered again; please check this page again or contact Trees Knoxville for more details.

The Graduate Class sessions include:

Week 1: Tree Biology and Tree Measurement: Presentation

Week 2: Soil Relations and Management: Presentation

Week 3: Recognizing Tree Hazards, Risks, and Tree Law: Presentation

Week 4: Tree Identification

*If you are not a graduate of the Volunteer Forester program but wish to take the Graduate Class, please contact Kasey Krouse for approval at

Call 865-356-0470 or email with any training-related questions.