Each tree care workshop location session includes in-person, hands-on training during the time of year when tree care is applicable to apply learned skills. The day will include the opportunity to discuss local tree issues, identify needs in individual communities, and provide opportunities to learn more. Workshops are subject to change due to winter weather instances.
The final of three in-person workshop sessions is in Milan, IL, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 24. The cost is $20 per session, and registration is required. Sessions are the same material, repeated and localized in multiple locations. Illinois Arborist Association continued education units are available to those who qualify. The exact location in Milan will be available closer to the event date.
Community Tree Care is a hybrid series of training opportunities for individuals performing tree care work looking to build on their knowledge. Topics range from tree basics to tips for professionals. The hybrid series includes three webinar options followed by three repeated, in-person training opportunities in Jan. and Feb. 2024.
Participants include certified arborists as well as public and private tree care professionals, municipal or county groundskeeping staff, community volunteers, and anyone interested in expanding their tree care knowledge. This training provides information and resources for communities to ensure proper tree care, minimize the risk of hazardous trees, and promote healthy community forests.
University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educators Sarah Vogel, Emily Swihart, Ryan Pankau, and Program Coordinator Jenny Lee teach the series.
Participants can attend one or all sessions of the series. Webinars are $10 each, and in-person workshops are $20 with registration required. Register for each session at go.illinois.edu/TreeCareSeries.