Urban and community trees provide many benefits to the environment, to human health and well-being, and add economic value to our neighborhoods.
The WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship online course provides education to landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and people interested in proper tree care within their communities.
This training is unique because it is designed to not only teach the fundamental principles of tree biology and plant health care, but to also give people the tools to become advocates for trees in their communities.
The course was developed by WSU Extension Experts, many with International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certification, and the peer curriculum is aligned with research-based best practices. Project funding was provided by the USDA Forest Service and administered through the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources’ Urban & Community Forestry Program.
The online training will empower landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, members of local community tree boards and committees, and others to become knowledgeable advocates for, and active stewards of trees in their communities.
Earning the WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship Certification will provide credibility that can lead to opportunities to speak about the many benefits of trees, and provide guidance on and application of best practices for care and management of trees in communities.
The training is self-paced and progressive. Those who register will need to complete all of the modules in order, starting with foundational knowledge and moving onto more advanced concepts and topics.
The cost is $150.00 per person, but this training covers an entire semester’s worth of content, making this a worthwhile investment to those looking to increase their knowledge of urban and community trees.
Those who successfully complete all of the course content will be prompted to print out a certificate of completion.
Who will be the first person to complete the course? It could be you!