Urban Forestry & Arboriculture
Trees are a major part of our community environment:
- Heating and cooling costs are reduced through properly placed trees around homes and business.
- Provide needed windbreaks in open areas
- Planted near windows of hospitals and nursing homes research shares it has shown to improve the disposition of patients.
- Recent study shows trees are worth $5.7 million a year to Indianapolis, Indiana. Researchers from the US forest Service evaluated more than 117,000 trees managed by Indianapolis Parks and Recreation. To find out more view City of Indianapolis, Indiana, Municipal Forest Resource Analysis.
Urban Forestry Minor Class Catalog
Urban foresters plant and maintain trees, provide appropriate tree and forest preservation, conduct research and educational programs and promote the many benefits trees provide.
Class information contact FNR Office of Student Services:
Urban Tree Care resouce list 765.494.3591,
Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist