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Lindsey A Purcell

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Urban Forestry Specialist
765.494.3625
765.496.2422
Forestry Room 110
195 Marstellar Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue Extension - FNR Extension, Why Extension?

Lindsey Purcell came to the department of Forestry and Natural Resources in 2008 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 many years for tree care and landscape maintenance firms, and adjunct instructor of horticulture technology at Vincennes University. Lindsey is an ISA Certified Arborist with an A.S. from Vincennes University, B.S. from Purdue and M.Ed. from Indiana State. As executive director of the Indiana Arborists Association, his goal will be developing a vibrant extension program that anticipates the needs of the urban forestry community and arboriculture professionals   Lindsey will work closely with students at Purdue pursuing a minor in Urban Forestry, providing instruction in Arboriculture Practices and Urban Forestry Issues courses in the FNR department.

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 http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-464-W.pdf

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

Purcell, L. (in press). Tree Pruning Essentials.

Purcell, L. (2014). Indiana's Urban Woodlots. (FNR-489-W), 23. Retrieved from https://extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/fnr/fnr-489-w.pdf

Purcell, L. (2014). Mechanical Damage to Trees. (FNR-492-W), 3. Retrieved from https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-492-W.pdf

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 http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-483-W.pdf

Purcell, L. (2013). Trees and Storms. (FNR-FAQ-12-W), 6. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-FAQ-12-W.pdf

Purcell, L. (2013). Winterize Your Trees. (FNR-484-W), 3. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-484-W.pdf

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