Tree Troopers

 Tree Troopers is 12-hour annual educational series that is free and open to the public.  


Tree Troopers is a 12-hour educational series, both in the classroom and in the field. This series offers a comprehensive training about New Orleans’ trees and its urban forest.

We are one of the most de-forested cities in the U.S. Thus, it is vital that we preserve our existing urban forest, and replant what we have lost. Graduates from Tree Troopers must fulfill 12-hours of volunteerism, which includes participating in tree plantings and tree maintenance efforts throughout the city. Many thanks to our event partners at Groundwork New Orleans & the LSU AgCenter!

FAQs  Topics covered in our 2015 Tree Troopers training included:

  •  Dan Gill | LSU AgCenter – Associate Professor of Consumer Horticulture | Insect and Disease Problems
  • Russell Harris | RCI – Senior Horticulturalist | Tree Health, Inclusions, Root Wrap, Weed Eating Damage, Cavities, and more
  • Robert Seeman – Program Director at Baton Rouge Green | Forest Ecology: Invasives, Natives, Succession, and more
  • Tammany Baumgarten | Baumgarten Designs – Landscape Designer | How to Properly Plant, Prune, Mulch, Stake and Water Trees 
  • Seth Rodenwald-Bates – Landscape Architect at Spackman, Mossop & Michaels | Choosing the Right Tree For the Right Spot
  • Tony Laska, PhD | Tree Troopers Graduate/Energy and Environmental Consultant | How to Straighten a Tree After a Hurricane
  • Susannah Burley | Parkway Partners – Program Director/Landscape Architect | Why Trees Matter – Environmentally, Economically, Socially
  • Lee Rouse |LSU AgCenter – Orleans Parish Ag Agent  | Fruit and Nut Bearing Trees 

Contact us at with questions or call 504-620-2224.