Urban Forestry & Arboriculture

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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.

Purdue Student Society of Arboriculture
Forestry & Natural Resource News
Purdue Agriculture News
Latest EAB News, Purdue Extension Emerald Ash Borer in Indiana web site will give you current updates and information.
Ethical Professionalism in Arboriculture, Indiana Arborist Association
Purdue Extension-Forestry & Natural Resources, receive free downloads of publications, view videos, apps and much more.
Urban Tree Care, The Education Store-Purdue Extension resource center.
International Society of ArboricultureInternational Society of Arboriculture (ISA), promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.

For class information and Urban Tree Care resource list contact FNR Office of Student Services:
765.494.3591, tconn@purdue.edu

Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist
765.494.3625, lapurcel@purdue.edu

Careers in Arboriculture

Forestry and Natural Resources, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-3590

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