Urban Forestry
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 3401
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Environmental Studies
In this course, students are trained to become Citizen Tree Pruners through Trees New York, a local environmental advocacy organization. The training consists of eight hours of classroom work and four hours of field-based learning with a Trees New York Forester. Training topics include street tree identification and biology, pruning skills, and tree health maintenance. The balance of the course covers topics in community development, urban mapping, and citizen environmental stewardship. Upon passing a mid-term exam, students are certified to prune trees owned by the City of New York. A final project focuses on mapping a patch of Manhattan's urban forest and developing a proposal for supporting local street tree stewardship.
Course Open to: Degree Students