MILLBROOK, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) is offering the 2021 Tree Stewardship Training Program Practical Training in Public Tree Management. This six-session program will offer the foundation for tree management in communities. Trees ae an integral component of livable, thriving communities, adding immensely to the quality of life. They filter the air we breathe, safeguard private and public drinking water sources, produce locally grown forest products, provide essential habitat for wildlife, and provide energy benefits. In recent years extreme weather events have caused a high incidence of damage from trees resulting in widespread power outages, property and structural damage and human physical harm.
This in-depth training will address tree biology, soils and soil/water relationships, structural soil for tree planting, tree ID, community tree inventory programs, the environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits of trees, site assessment, planting and early maintenance, tree risk assessment, invasive pests, insects and diseases, tree management plans, tree ordinances, and what to do before you dig! The training series will be held via Zoom. A program flyer and registration information can be found at this link: http://ccedutchess.org/events/2019/09/13/tree-stewardship-training-program.
Questions about this training can be directed to Stephanie Radin, Agriculture/Horticulture Program Leader, CCEDC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.677.8223 X104.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
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