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Citizen Forester Training Program

Enjoy learning about trees? Interested in volunteering with trees in your city? The Citizen Forester Training Program is for you!

The Citizen Forester Training Program presents a wonderful opportunity to become skilled at planting, pruning, and maintaining trees in an urban environment. 

Registration is now closed, and KDB is no longer accepting class attendees. Registration for 2019 will open in late 2018.

2018 Citizen Forester Training Program Schedule:

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jan. 24, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7, April 4, and May 2

Classes are held at KDB’s Offices (608 E. Hickory St, Suite 130, Denton, 76205). Each class includes a morning lecture and afternoon off-site field activity.

$50 registration fee (covers training materials)

“All imaginable topics related to trees were covered in depth to give the student a good level of confidence without getting too deep into the biology and science of the topics.” 

– David Laschinger, 2017 Citizen Forester class participant

Continuing Education

Current Citizen Foresters, click here for Continuing Education Resources!

If you need assistance finding local opportunities, please contact the KDB Volunteer Coordinator Celia Spilotro at celia@kdb.org or call (940) 349-8738. For additional questions, contact the regional Citizen Forester Program Coordinator at citizenforester@ctufc.org.

About Citizen Forester Training

Created by the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council a decade ago, the Citizen Forester Training Program as part of the Denton Tree Initiative campaign.

The mission of the course is to develop partnerships between Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council, regional municipalities, and individual citizens dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the urban forest.

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 campaign from Keep Denton Beautiful and the City of Denton designed to increase Denton’s tree canopy by offering free trees, forestry education, and tree planting incentives to Denton residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and schools. Learn more at www.dentontreeinitiative.com.