Maricopa County Advanced Smartscape: Urban Forest Management
Next course: January 2024, Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm (four classes)
Completion of the Smartscape course is required.
The Advanced Smartscape: Urban Forest Management training builds upon the Smartscape course experience with 12 hours of in-depth training for landscape professionals on the selection, installation, and aspects of maintenance of trees and large shrubs. Presentations will be made using the latest research-based information regarding sustainable landscaping practices. The course stresses proper soil management, pruning, and irrigation efficiency of trees in urban landscapes.
Demonstrations and hands-on activities are an integral part of this course.
- Site assessment (space availability, soil conditions, light exposure, etc.)
- Planting (planting hole, handling plant, backfill, watering-in, mulch, etc.
- Pruning (proper tools, cuts, etc.)
- Risk assessment
After completing the four-class course, students will be able to effectively manage urban forest settings by implementing the knowledge gained in Advanced Smartscape.
Students will receive an Advanced Smartscape training notebook and the opportunity to earn International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) continuing education CEUs.
Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona and the opportunity to market themselves as Smartscape Trained Professionals by being listed in the Smartscape Online Directory.
Registration is limited to the first 55 applicants, and to no more than five persons per company.
The registration fee for the course (consisting of 3 classes) is $95. Seats are limited and fill fast, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. A service fee is added to all credit/debit card payments. Contact the Program Coordinator if you wish to pay with a check.
The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension strives to increase water-use efficiency in landscapes by providing exceptional training to landscape professionals and educating them regarding the critical role they play in the conservation of water resources. The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and the Arizona Department of Water Resources sponsor the program.