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Lindsey A Purcell

Forestry and Natural Resources 

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

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.

Purdue Extension - FNR Extension, Why Extension?

Research and minor degree for FNR: Urban Forestry

(2019) American Society of Consulting Arborists, Registered Consulting Arborist #673

(2019) International Society of Arboriculture, Board Certified Master Arborist #1432B

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

Tree Pruning; What do trees think?. (2017). 6. Retrieved from

Tree Support Systems. (2017). Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A., & Daniel, K. (2016). Tree Selection for the Un-natural Environment. 9. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2016). Tree Installation; Processes and Practices. 6. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2018). Corrective Pruning for Deciduous Trees. (FNR-563-W), 8. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. (2017). Tree Pruning: What Do Trees Think. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2016). Tree Planting Part 1: Choosing a Tree. Retrieved from

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

Purcell, L. (2018). Tree Pruning; What do Trees Think? TCIA, XXIX(7), 4.

P, L. A. (2016). Tree Planting Part 2: Planting Your Tree. Retrieved from

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