The deadline to register is June 30, 2016.

To register for the 2016 Community Tree Management Institute, or for more information including a course outline, please visit Those who cannot make the full payment by the deadline have the option of paying a non-refundable deposit of $50 to reserve their spot at CTMI.

CTMI logoIf your job involves planning, maintenance, or management for public trees, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

The Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI) is an intensive training and professional development course specifically tailored to the needs of those who have tree related responsibilities in their communities. Coursework covers technical, managerial, administrative and interpersonal aspects of managing trees in cities. The purpose of CTMI is to provide participants with the information, skills, and leadership training to carry out their tree-related responsibilities more effectively.

CTMI consists of three, place-based, retreat-style sessions according to the following schedule:

  • SESSION 1: Focus is on ‘Community’, Sept 12-14, 2016, Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA
  • SESSION 2: Focus is on ‘Trees’, Oct 11-13, 2016, Vancouver Hilton, Vancouver, WA
  • SESSION 3: Focus is on ‘Management’, Nov 8-10, 2016, Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton, OR

Each place-based session is prefaced by a selection of online assignments intended to prepare participants for the topics and subject matter to be presented. You may be given a reading assignment, a video to watch, or you may be asked to answer questions as part of an online journal entry. Sessions are scheduled as retreats, allowing you to immerse yourself in learning. The three-day, two-night sessions start the afternoon of the first day and end before lunch on the third day. Sessions are held both indoors and outdoors.

CTMI participants come from the ranks of city planners, park management staff, public works employees, tree board staff, horticulturalists, campus arborists, and other similar job classifications. Since 1994, more than 150 people have completed this course. It requires your focus and commitment, your supervisor’s approval, and your city’s or agency’s support.

Questions about CTMI can be directed to Washington DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager, Linden Lampman at 360-902-1703 or