Continuing Education Programs for Tree Care Professionals

  • Monday, October 11, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, November 1, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, November 8, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, November 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, November 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, November 29, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 11, 2021 to December 13, 2021

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County is offering a Continuing Education Program series for Arborists and other Tree Care Professionals. Online workshops will be every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm from October 11th to December 13th.

The cost of each session is $30. Participants that are interested in attending all 10 sessions may register for the bundle package at a reduced fee of $250. Participants that attend at least 8 of the online workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion for this Urban Forestry Education Series. A Certificate of Attendance can be provided for each of the online workshops as requested.

CEU Credits for the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional program (CNLP) have been requested for each online workshop. DEC Pesticide and Landscape Architect (LA) CEU credits have been requested for select workshops and is annotated in the course description.

To register visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/continuinged-2021_228

How Trees Grow-Introduction to Tree Biology
Monday, October 11, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

This workshop will provide a foundational understanding of tree physiology and what trees need to survive. Healthy trees are more resilient to drought, disease, and pests, and require fewer inputs from the property owner. We will learn how pest damage can inhibit tree growth, interfere with nutrient absorption, and quickly wreak havoc on an unsuspecting victim.

Urban and Community Trees and Soil Health
Monday, October 18, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Healthy soils play a large role in supporting trees and other plants by providing a source of water and other essential nutrients. This workshop will help to improve the understanding of soil health practices and assessment methods and increase familiarity with tools that can be used to make decisions related to soil health.

Tree Planting Basics
Monday, October 25, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Planting trees throughout your community allows residents and visitors to enjoy the many benefits of urban trees. Since these type of projects can be a lot of work and sometimes costly, it is important to take steps to maximize the success of your newly planted trees. This workshop will cover proper tree selection, handling, planting techniques, and how to care for newly planted trees.

New and Young Tree Pruning and Care
Monday, November 1, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Proper pruning and management of young trees can provide the best foundation for the long-term health and longevity of your trees. This workshop will cover proper equipment that is needed, safety procedures, and best management practices when pruning new or young trees.

Tree Hazards and Risk Management, What Professional and Tree Owners Need to Know
Monday, November 8, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Trees that are grown in public or private areas provide an increased quality of life in many communities, but may also serve as a liability to the property owner. The first step to mitigating a risk is recognizing and understanding it. This workshop will cover what types of risk that urban trees may pose, how to recognize a potential hazard.

Fundamentals of Tree Identification
Monday, November 15, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Properly identifying a tree is one of the first steps to making an informed decision regarding its care and maintenance. This workshop will help you understand the fundamental characteristics of woody plants that distinguish them from one another. Participants will learn to recognize native and ornamental trees of significant value by their branching structures, bark patterns, leaf shapes, and more.

Common Urban and Community Tree Problems
Monday, November 22, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

This workshop will cover some of the common pests and diseases of trees and shrubs. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms, how to account for abiotic stresses, site constraints, and species type to analyze plant problems, as well as some preventable measures to keep plants happy and healthy. You will walk away knowing how to diagnose many everyday problems through specimen collection and research.

Avoiding Tree Sidewalk and Overhead Wire Conflicts
Monday, November 29, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Trees that are planted in the public right-of-way can add an appealing aesthetic to a community, but may inadvertently disrupt sidewalks, power lines and pose other maintenance concerns to municipal staff. Selecting the appropriate species for a street tree is the first step to avoiding costly repairs, however, there are also ways to mitigate the damages posed by existing street trees.

Mature Tree Care
Monday, December 6, 2021
7:00 – 8:00pm

Caring for mature trees is an important step to keeping them healthy and ensuring longevity. This workshop will cover the importance of regular inspections, proper pruning, mulching, soil management, tree support, lightning protection, tree hazards and risk management, protecting trees during construction and tree removal.

Funding for these projects is provided by the State's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and is administered by the Urban and Community Forestry Program in DEC’s Division of Lands and Forests.


$30 per workshop or $250 for all workshops




Michael Fiorentino
Natural Resources Coordinator
516-832-2591 Ext. 30


This event is online

Last updated October 20, 2021