Earn ISA CEUs ONLINE - U-Mass Spring Online Course Offering - Community Forestry and Sensible Pruning for Beginners and Experts

Community Forestry

The successful practice of urban forest management – establishing and caring for trees in parks, streets and private landscapes – differs from the practice of managing trees that grow in traditional forests. Urban trees feature unique social, economic,  political, environmental and operational challenges. This course is designed to explore these challenges, and to highlight, discuss, and learn about the practices and principles required for the sound establishment and management of trees in an urban setting.

Register through UMass, Amherst University Without Walls
Spring courses start February 1, 2021.
You don't need to apply for admission to UMass Amherst to take a class. You can enroll as a Non-Degree student and start taking classes for credit now.
Course number NRC 310, 3 credits. Earn 36 CEU’s for ISA Certified Arborists.
Instructors: Dr. Richard Harper, Prof Kristina Bezanson, and Dr. David Bloniarz
Registration opens November 2, 2020.

Follow this link to enroll https://www.umass.edu/uww/class-enrollment

Sensible Pruning for Beginners and Experts

 

Pruning is arguably the most common arboricultural practice among professionals, and it’s commonly practiced by homeowners as well. Pruning is the selective removal of plant parts to achieve an objective. Objectives may differ among professionals in different disciplines, and they may also be different for homeowners. Planted along roads or in yards,  community trees provide many benefits; for every dollar invested in their care, trees provide up to five dollars in benefits. In this class, we will discuss all aspects of pruning - how-to, timing, tools, types, objectives - and how trees respond to pruning. The course is suitable for all levels of experience and does not require any previous knowledge of tree biology.

Registration opens November 2, 2020.
Register through UMass, Amherst University Without Walls
Spring courses starting February 1, 2021.
You don't need to apply for admission to UMass Amherst to take a class. You can enroll as a Non-Degree student and start taking classes for credit now.
Course number NRC 397X, 2 credits
24 CEU’s approved for ISA Certified Arborists
Instructor, Brian Kane, Ph.D. MAA Professor of Arboriculture UMass-Amherst

Follow this link to enroll https://www.umass.edu/uww/class-enrollment