Tree Care Training More Important Than Ever After Hurricane Sandy

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With the recent storms that have devastated the region and toppled trees too numerous to count, it is vital to have knowledgeable tree care professionals on the ground during and after clean-up to ensure public safety.

Later this month, Rutgers’ Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) will bring the state’s top tree experts in to give hands-on training in tree care.

The first of several tree care courses, Hazardous Tree Identification, will be held in New Brunswick from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27. 

The class is geared toward shade tree managers, arborists, landscape contractors, public parks/public works managers and other professionals who need to know how to assess a hazardous tree and when to call in the experts for removal.

OCPE also is offering five additional, hands-on technical arboriculture courses this winter on topics ranging from large tree climbing, pruning and chainsaw maintenance to tree planting and health care – two courses that will undoubtedly be helpful as New Jersey rebuilds.

For more information, visit the arboriculture course website, call (732) 932-9271 , or email OCPE,

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