Tree Maintenance Training

(Currently only available to City of Austin Employees)



The Tree Maintenance Training (TMT) program will provide staff with an introduction to arboricultural principles and urban forestry training.  The goal of the workshop is to increase the quality and care of work performed around trees, increased awareness of potential issues regarding trees in public spaces, and increased safety during routine tree care operations.

This is a one day workshop (7:30-3:00) that will be a combination of classroom and field demonstrations and provide a review or introduction to basic tree care.

Lunch is provided.  Employees are asked to bring a water bottle/reusable cup and paper & pen/pencil for taking notes. 

Who benefits:

Front line field staff, inspectors, and people that both indirectly and directly come into contact with trees and vegetation during the course of their work.

Skills taught:

·         Tree protection and local tree regulations
·         Chainsaw safety
·         Pruning properly
·         Tree risk assessment
·         Oak wilt prevention
·         Equipment maintenance
·         Basic tree biology
·         Basic tree identification


Registration is open for the Fall 2019 session:

Location:  Britton, Durst, Howard, and Spence Building (BDHS) |1183 Chestnut Avenue, Austin, TX 78702

Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 7:30-3:00


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