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2011 Tree Care Advisor Core Course

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Contact:
Dave Hanson, U of MN Dept. of Forestry
612-624-1226 / hanso355@umn.edu

Mark your calendars for the 2011 Tree Care Advisor Core Course in St. Paul , Minnesota! The Minnesota Tree Care Advisor program has been training tree stewards (TCAs) for communities since 1993 and since that time TCAs have contributed over 60,000 volunteer hours to Minnesota communities.

Training includes education on several topics including: tree identification, plant selection, basic physiology and morphology, soils, site analysis, diagnosis of disease and insect problems, pruning, planting and more. These trainings are geared towards individuals who may not know much about trees but do know they want to learn.
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Who should attend the Tree Care Advisor Core Course? Green industry professionals, Master Gardeners and those folks who have the desire to learn about trees and take that learned information and share it with others in their community.

When are the Tree Care Advisor training sessions?
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
March 5, 19, 26, and April 9, 16

Where are the training sessions held?
Green Hall, Room 203 - U of MN St. Paul Campus
1530 Cleveland Ave. N, St Paul MN 55108


How much does the TCA core course cost?
For volunteers, the cost is $98 and an e
xpectation of volunteer work. For professional track, the cost is $375 with no volunteer requirement. Fee includes 5 days of speakers, a training manual, coffee and good conversation...

How do I apply to the Tree Care Advisor Program?
Apply online or print and mail-in the application form: http://www.mntca.org/advisors/advi_join.html

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