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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call 504-620-2224.