Stewardship of the Urban Landscape

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Stewardship of the Urban Landscape (SOUL)
Tree Steward Program

Stewardship of the Urban Landscape Tree Steward Course

This course prepares participants to become better stewards of and advocates for their community's tree resources. Presenters for the course are professionals in the field and represent a variety of organizations.

Course Curriculum

The course will provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Tree identification
  • Understanding tree biology
  • Landscape design
  • Tree planting
  • Tree maintenance and pruning
  • Municipal Forest Management
  • Tree health and risk tree management
  • Resource inventory
  • Establishing a tree board, or tree group
  • Funding community forestry
  • Networking and coalition building
  • Species Selection: Right tree, right place
  • Working with volunteers
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Personality types and group dynamics
  • Working with media

Last modified January 24 2014 10:14 AM

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