Tree Troopers 2012 - 09/10/2012
Parkway Partners, in collaboration with The City of New Orleans’ Department of Parks and Parkways, is once again hosting its Tree Troopers Training. This 12-hour training course is held once a year and is free and open to the public!
Topics range from:
- tree physiology
- trees in an urban environment (wounds, impacts from construction, nutrients, etc.)
- the importance of native trees and species diversity
- properly selecting, planting, pruning and mulching
- why trees are important/the environmental impact of trees
- planting trees in a hurricane prone landscape
- how to take your Tree Troopers experience back to your neighborhood to restore your urban forest
Trained Tree Troopers spearhead tree plantings in their communities. Besides replanting trees, this program is a community builder, bringing neighbors together while teaching environmental stewardship and ownership over the trees.
Parkway Partners always tries to enlist trained Tree Troopers when it plants trees in a neighborhood, as this better ensures the survival and longevity of the urban forest.
Monday, September 10 – Wednesday, September 12, 4-7pm at The New Orleans Healing Center, and Saturday, November 10, 9am-noon at Parkway Partners.
Please note- you may attend just one or two sessions, or all sessions of the training. In order to be a “certified Tree Trooper”, however, you must attend all of the sessions.