Urban Forestry Basic Training

Learn about topics such as forestry safety, tree selection, planting and pruning, and more.

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Urban Forestry Basic Training is a hands-on training event hosted by CRTI and the Illinois Arborist Association (IAA).

The course is designed for non-forestry professionals who work with or near trees or manage staff and/or contractors who work with trees.

Our expert-led sessions 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. There is also a second optional day that is focused on chainsaw basics.



When: Urban Forestry Basic Training takes place in April and September each year. Next dates are September 13–14 in Mundelein.

Cost: $20 for each day; scholarships are available

Lunch is included in the course fee on both days.

Dress for the weather. Outdoor portions happen rain or shine!

See a sample program

For more information, and to register, visit The Morton Arboretum webpage.