What are Tree Keepers?
Tree Keepers are industry professionals and community members who have attended an all day workshop or taken a 5 week training class on Urban Forestry, Tree Planting, and Tree Care. The Community and Professional Tree Keepers Courses are different.
The Professional Tree Keeper Course is designed for: Landscapers, Grounds Crews, Landscape Architects, Landscape Planners, Builders, Developers, Property Management Companies, Horticulturits, and Tree Care Companies. Pesticide credits available. This class is not intended for ISA Certified Arborists.
The Community Tree Keeper Course is designed for: TreesUpstate Volunteers, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Park Hero Volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about how to properly plant, care, and maintain a healthy urban forest. The minimum age is 18 years old. Master Gardeners can earn continuing education hours.