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Tree Commission Academy

Calling Ohio Tree Commissioners, Public Managers, Elected Officials, and Urban Foresters:

Regardless of a community’s size or capacity, tree commissions are vital in supporting the public employees who care for and expand the urban tree canopy. These citizens are the enthusiastic cheerleaders, advisors, and sounding boards that keep professional staff energized and connected to the public. Urban forests must be properly managed by dedicated and knowledgeable staff and officials so that communities may enjoy and sustain the benefits of trees.

The Ohio Division of Forestry created Tree Commission Academy (TCA) to provide formal training to volunteer tree commissioners, public managers, and elected officials in Ohio. TCA is a series of 4 classes that helps local volunteers and decision-makers understand the basics of urban forestry and their role in public resource management.

TCA’s objective is to produce comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable "graduates" capable of helping their community effectively meet its urban forestry mission.

Upcoming dates for TCA courses are listed here when available. Contact your local Urban Forester for more information or read more in the course catalog.