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Citizen Forester Training Program

Are you interested in learning more about trees? Do you want to volunteer to care for public trees in your city?

If so, the Citizen Forester Training Program is for you!


Register today for the Spring 2017 class, starting January 25!

  • All classes are held on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a half-day of class instruction and a half-day of field activity.
  • The course is six classes total, and participants must attend at least five classes to be eligible for Citizen Forester certification.
  • Class dates for spring are:

January 25

February 8

February 22

March 29

April 19

May 24

About Citizen Forester Training

Created by the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council nearly 9 years ago, the Citizen Forester Training Program is being offered in Denton through 2019 as part of the Denton Tree Initiative campaign.

The Citizen Forester Training Program presents a wonderful opportunity for individuals to become skilled at planting, pruning, and maintaining trees in an urban environment. It also provides interested persons with the chance to get involved with local city and county agencies to help take care of the community’s public trees.

Participants receive 36 combined hours of classroom instruction and hands-on field training. The cost to register is $50 per participant, which helps to offset the cost of print materials and supplies.


Denton Citizen Forester Training is made possible through the Denton Tree Initiative, a partnership effort between Keep Denton Beautiful and the City of Denton to plant 12,000 trees by 2019. Learn more at www.dentontreeinitiative.com.

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