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Lindsey A Purcell

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Urban Forestry Specialist
Forestry Room 110
195 Marstellar Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue Extension - FNR Extension

Lindsey came to FNR in August of 2009 and brings a wealth of experience, including eight years with the city of Indianapolis as forestry supervisor and city forester, director of operations for The Nature Conservancy of Indiana, working several years for a landscape contracting firm, and adjunct instructor of horticulture technology at Vincennes University. Lindsey is a certified arborist with a B.S. from Purdue and M.Ed. from Indiana State. He will work in close cooperation with the Indiana Arborists Association in developing a vibrant extension program that anticipates the needs of the urban forestry community.  Lindsey also will work closely with students at Purdue, including instruction in Arboriculture Practices.

Research and minor degree for FNR: Urban Forestry

Awards & Honors

(2014) Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Instructor. International Society of Arboriculture.

(2013) Certified Arborist. International Society of Arboriculture.

(2013) Certified Instructor/ Tree Risk Assessment. International Society of Arboriculture.

Selected Publications

Purcell, L., Lerner, R., & Daniel, K. (2015). Alternatives to Invasive Landscape Species. , (ID-464-W), 4. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2015). Ethical Arboriculture. ISA Arborist News, 24(3), 46-48.

Purcell, L. (2015). Tree Pruning Essentials. , (FNR-506-W), 20. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2014). Indiana's Urban Woodlots. , (FNR-489-W), 23. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2014). Mechanical Damage to Trees. , (FNR-492-W), 3. Retrieved from

Purcell, L., Daniel, K., Lerner, R., Beckerman, J., Creswell, T., & Ruhl, G. (2014). The Revealing Effects of Winter on Trees and Shrubs. 4.

Purcell, L., Beckerman, J., Sadof, C., & Witte, A. (2014). Tree Problems? There's An App for That!. Arborists News, 23(4), 54-55.

Purcell, L. (2013). Drought? Don't Forget the Trees. , (FNR-483-W), 5. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2013). Trees and Storms. , (FNR-FAQ-12-W), 6. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2013). Winterize Your Trees. , (FNR-484-W), 3. Retrieved from