Tree Care and Urban Forestry Jobs in the “Urban Green Infrastructure” Workforce

Posted by Jobs for the Future on July 18, 2016

Understanding the skills, credentials, and potential of the U.S. green infrastructure workforce
Identifying current and emerging trends in the green infrastructure workforce to examine the potential of these projects to spur job creation

Please join our panel of national experts on July 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss:

Tree Care and Urban Forestry Jobs in the “Urban Green Infrastructure” Workforce: A NatureWORKS Webinar

Jobs in urban forestry and tree care are among the best opportunities for new entrants in the expanding “urban green infrastructure” workforce. Researchers from JFF’s NatureWORKS project report that tree care work has relatively low barriers to entry, significant job opportunities in the public and private sectors, family-supporting wages, high job satisfaction, and clear education requirements and career pathways for advancement. Moreover, the environmental, economic, and social benefits of trees in urban areas are significant.

Join our panel of national experts for a detailed exploration of current workforce trends in the urban forestry and tree care industries, including:

  • Preparing the Next Generation: Workforce Initiatives of the Tree Care Industry Association
    ​​Presenter: Brigitte Orrick, National Workforce Director, Tree Care Industry Association
  • Public Sector Workforce and Wage Results from a Study of Municipal Tree Care and Management in the United States
    Presenter: Dr. Richard Hauer, Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • ​An Employer’s View: Recruiting, Hiring, Educating, and Retaining the People We Need Today
    ​​Presenter: James Ingram, President and COO, Bartlett Tree Experts, Corporate Office

Registration for this event is required and offered free of charge. After your request to register is processed, you will receive instructions for joining the meeting.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars offered by NatureWORKS, an initiative funded by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program and The Kresge Foundation. Learn more at If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact Allysha Roth at We hope to see you online for the webinar on July 26th!

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