february, 2022

12feb9:00 am12:00 pmCitizen Forestry ClassPresented by the Chattanooga Tree Commission and Take Root Chattanooga

Event Details

Purpose: Promote trees and tree health, foster tree advocacy and build a core of volunteers.

What participants gain: Hands-on and classroom experience in all aspects of tree planting, maintenance, care, and tree stewardship. Learn how trees can improve air quality, minimize flooding, increase home values, and reduce heating and cooling costs. Instructors are expert foresters, ISA-certified arborists and Tennessee Extension agents.

Beginners Class:

  • The Urban Forest of Chattanooga. Learn about this valuable resource, the benefits of trees and why they matter, the current management plan, threats and challenges and what the future holds.
  • Invasive Exotic Trees. Learn to identify the invasive trees that are overtaking local ecosystems and why they are so bad for us.
  • Emerald Ash Borer. Learn about this particular pest that was predicted to be the single most destructive forest insect pest to enter the United States in terms of the total number of trees killed and the cost to deal with this infestation.
  • Compartmentalization of Decay in Trees (CODIT). Learn how trees respond to wounds and which trees are more resistant to decay.
  • How to Select Trees at a Nursery. What defects and problems to avoid when buying a tree.
  • How to properly plant and prune a tree. It may sound simple but there is a right way and a wrong way to do both. Here you will learn the right way. Outside if weather permits.


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