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[DNR] Tree Steward course at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Start Date: 4/16/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/16/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
The Indiana Community Tree Steward course, which teaches participants tree care and management, will be offered at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc. (KIBI) on five consecutive Thursdays from May 2 through May 30.

The 15-hour training course includes sessions on tree growth and identification; how to select, plant and maintain trees; pruning techniques; assessing risk; diagnosing pest and disease; managing urban woodlots, and the benefits of the urban forest. View the curriculum at dnr.IN.gov/forestry/2854.htm.

The course will be held from 5-8 p.m. each scheduled night. Each person who completes the course is asked to provide 15 hours of volunteer service in any aspect of urban forestry for his or her community or state. Participants receive a course notebook, a T-shirt, a certificate signed by the Indiana State Forester, and, upon completion, a copy of the book “101 Trees of Indiana.”

The course is pertinent to tree board members, municipal employees, non-profit organizations, arborists, landscape architects, groundskeepers, cemetery personnel, environmental volunteers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the care of trees and urban forests. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for Certified Arborists.

Instructors include natural resource professionals from the DNR Division of Forestry, KIBI, the city of Indianapolis, and Purdue Extension. The sponsors of the course are the DNR Forestry’s Community & Urban Forestry program, the Indiana Urban Forest Council, the city of Indianapolis and KIBI.

The address is 1029 Fletcher Ave. #100, Indianapolis 46203. The fee to register is $30, which includes course materials and refreshments and snacks.

For more information, contact ctauscher@dnr.IN.gov. Register by emailing Tracy Heaton de Martinez theaton@kibi.org.   
Contact Information:
Name: Carrie Tauscher
Phone: (317) 234-6568
Email: dnrnews@dnr.in.gov
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