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Many continuing education events on tap this fall!

Attend a workshop/webinar to enjoy a break from the field

NCUFC has many opportunities scheduled between now and Christmas for you to keep your arborist skills fresh and expand your knowledge of urban forestry.

Our NC Community Tree Webinar line up includes:

  • role of tree canopy data in planning (NOTE, rescheduled for 26 September!)
  • tree appraisal process
  • management of mature champion trees
  • workforce recruitment strategies for women and under-represented groups.

Our Carolinal Canopy Workshop series features:

  • foundational skills in tree care
  • soil management
  • tree ordinance implementation and enforcement 

If you're ready to sit for your ISA Certified Arborist exam, attend our prep course and review.

Register today by vsiting our Upcoming Events page.

Protecting Trees Where We Live, Work, and Play

Meet the 2023 Legacy Tree Fund Grant Recepient

In July 2023, the NCUFC Board of Directors reviewed multiple competitive applications for the Legacy Tree Fund.  They agreed to support Asheville GreenWorks' request for $15,000.  

The approved project entitled, Building Climate Resilience through Urban Forestry in Heat Vulnerable Neighborhoods, will occur among multiple locations in Asheville. Click here to learn more about this fabulouls project!    

NC Bradford Pear Bounty Program

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council created the NC Bradford Pear Bounty Program in 2022, in partnership with NCSU Cooperative Extension, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and North Carolina Forest Service.  Our goal is to reduce the number of invasive Bradford Pear trees found across North Carolina by swapping them for non-invasive, native trees that benefit wildlife.   

There are two remaining tree swap events in 2023:  

  • 28 October in Sanford and Rutherfordton
  • 4 November in Wilmington

Click here to register.  Any North Carolina homeowner can participate, even if they do not live in the community hosting the event.  Every year new communities are selected to host a NC Bradford Pear Bounty event.

Don't miss out on our workshops and webinars!

The North Carolina Urban Forest Council has many continuing education opportunities for you to pursue.  Be sure to visit our Upcoming Events page to learn the latest news about our Carolina Canopy Workshops, NC Community Tree webinars, and NC Urban Wood Group webinar.  

If you want to be a Carolina Canopy Workshop sponsor, or even an annual partner, click here to learn how!

Explore careers in urban forestry with our new blog

Through May 2023, the North Carolina Urban Forest Council is thrilled to have Emma Howrilla intern with us as she completes here Bachelor's studies in Science, Techonlogy and Society at NC State.  For her internship, Emma is blogging about her exploration of urban forestry careers.  Entitled In a Nutshell, the blog features summaries of Emma's interviews with different types of arborists and urban foresters across the State of North Carolina.  

Do you wonder what it means to be an arborist or urban forester?  Follow Emma's journey as she ponders the same question!  Visit the In a Nutshell Blog today!

Collect native tree seeds for Project Pando

Leaf & Limb is one of North Carolina Urban Forest Council's annual partners. Through its program, Project Pando, Leaf & Limb and its 300 volunteers have given away at least 20,000 native trees to residents of the Triangle Region. Help keep this program alive! Watch the attached video to learn how you can collect native seeds for Project Pando.