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Applications are now being accepted for the next class of the Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI), which will begin in September 2014. CTMI is an innovative, continuing educational curriculum consisting of educational sessions specifically tailored to the needs of parks, planning, landscape, or public works employees who have tree-related responsibilities in their city or agency. Sponsored by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the course includes both face-to-face and online sessions. Since 1994, more than 150 people have completed this course. The 2014-15 CTMI is open to individuals in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho. CTMI is appropriate for anyone who coordinates community forestry issues, reviews tree plans, issues permits, or inspects trees.

Even if you are the resident tree expert where you live, consider forwarding the application for CTMI to a municipal employee in your city that might benefit from a greater understanding of trees in your community.

For a detailed brochure and to apply for CTMI, click here.

(adapted from Community Tree Connections, The newsletter of the Oregon Department of Forestry Urban and Community Forestry Program)