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CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training

Schedule and location

The Richmond workshop at Lost Valley Center for April 7 and 8 has been canceled.
Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to transfer to the Montgomery workshop on September 1 and 2, or to receive a refund.


Montgomery, IL (Location details coming soon)

Two Day-Basic Urban Forestry and Chainsaw Workshop-September 1 and 2, 2020

or register for one day only.

  • Section A: 1st Day Only-September 1-Basic Urban Forestry Workshop-8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Section B: 2nd Day Only-September 2-Basic Chainsaw Workshop-8:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Fees and Registration

Two Day Option
$30 member/nonmember

One Day Only
$25 member/nonmember per day

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a two day, hands on, training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees.  Not sure whether you fall into this category? Do you maintain streets, utilities, or infrastructure around trees? Have you ever had to plant or prune trees, but you've never been trained on best forestry management practices? Do you have trouble answering your clients' questions about tree management?

If you've answered yes to any of  these questions, you could benefit from participation in CRTI's Urban Forestry Basic Training. Our expert-led sessions will include important forestry topics such as safety, tree selection, planting and pruning, the importance of roots and bark, providing proper tree care, and avoiding tree damage during construction. The second optional day is focused on chainsaw basics-safety, care, and best management practices for felling trees. Each day costs $25 separately, or register for both for just $30. The event fee covers coffee and lunch each day, plus trees for the planting practice and training materials. 

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Various experts from tree care companies, The Morton Arboretum, and local municipalities.

Course details

  • Notes: Indoors and outdoors, fee includes lunch each day. Limit 40
  • Supplies: Students should come prepared to take notes and practice pruning and planting trees.

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