The Citizen Forester program is a 4 class training on how to plan, plant, preserve, and promote Tulsa's urban forest.
When: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Saturdays Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021 (read below for more details on class sessions)
Where: Registrants can either combine a virtual education with socially distanced in-field training, or participate solely through virtual education.
Cost: $75 (virtual education and in-field training); $50 (virtual education only) - scholarships are available
*To apply for a scholarship contact Kaitlyn Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 610-8733.
February 6, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PLAN: This session focuses the "Right Tree, Right Place" method of tree planting, which involves learning about measures that must be taken before planting a tree and hands-on practice of how to do a proper soil analysis and utilize their results.
February 13, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PLANT: This session teaches about general tree biology and addresses how to properly plant a tree. After instruction, the class will participate in a large group planting to help benefit Tulsa's landscape.
February 20, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PRESERVE: This session will teach participants general maintenance of trees, safety measures to consider when working with trees, and the different techniques to utilize when pruning a tree. The class will learn these different pruning cuts and practice these skills by beautifying a selected location in Tulsa.
February 27, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PROMOTE: This last class will go over pests and diseases, tree species identification, and how Citizen Foresters can further their knowledge and impact through Up With Trees' programs. Participants will receive their official Citizen Forester t-shirt and hat to celebrate the completion of the program.
Graduates will be asked to invest 15 hours of volunteer work annually.