Urban Forestry Basic Training

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The Urban Forestry Basic Training sessions hosted by CRTI and the Illinois Arborist Association 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.

These training sessions are intended for non-forestry professionals who work with or near trees or who manage staff, as well as for contractors who work with trees.


About the Chicago Region Trees Initiative

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) is a partnership for coordinated action on key issues facing trees. It is the largest such initiative in the country, with leading organizations and agencies from across the seven-county metropolitan region working together. CRTI is leveraging funding, knowledge, skills, and expertise to build a healthier, more diverse regional forest.

About the Illinois Arborist Association

The Illinois Arborist Association is a not-for-profit organization that supports the research, education, networking, and training of their membership group to foster interest, establish standards, exchange professional ideas, and pursue scientific research in arboriculture.

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