2014 - 2015 Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI)
The CTMI is an advanced continuing education curriculum offered every few years, specifically tailored to the needs of municipal parks, planning or public works employees who have tree related responsibilities in their city. This training is appropriate for anyone who coordinates community forestry issues, reviews tree plans, issues permits, or inspects trees in your city. See the link for information. Register by June 1, 2014.
Would your city like to become a Tree City USA (TCUSA)? Or does your community need to renew its TCUSA status? September 30th is the earliest that cities can go online to start the process of becoming a TCUSA for 2013. To qualify as a TCUSA community, a town or city must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards ensure that a community has a viable tree management plan and program and include: 1) the presence of a Tree Board or Department, 2) a tree care ordinance, 3) a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2.00 per capita, and 4) an annual Arbor Day observation or proclamation. These standards ensure that any community, regardless of size, can be recognized for their commitment to trees.
December 15, 2014
Tree City USA Applications Due
TCUSA applications are due by December 16th, 2013 for both new and renewing applicants. Your city can easily apply online. The website for online application site at the Arbor Day Foundation will not be available until late summer or early fall. Need assistance or have questions about Tree City USA? Contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry Community Assistance Forester for more information.