2023 Urban Forestry Advisor's Class

  • September 13 - October 11, 2023
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $95.00 This event is now over

2023 Urban Forestry Advisor's Class

Wednesdays, September 13-October 11 (5 sessions), 9 am-1 pm


Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and the Memphis Botanic Garden for an opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, and members of neighborhood associations, tree boards, garden clubs, and plant societies. Lectures and fieldwork will cover tree biology, ID and selection, risk management, diagnostics, site analysis, tree inventory, construction protection, and the role of federal, state, and local agencies.


Class size is limited; early registration is recommended.



Richard Beckwith

Eric Bridges, Overton Park Conservancy

Joellen Dimond, University of Memphis

Deb Foehring

Dr. Mark Follis

Wes Hopper, Certified Arborist

Dr. Bo Kelley, Memphis Botanic Garden

Dr. David Mercker, Extension Forester

David Smith


$95 (there is no MBG Member discount)


The registration fee includes a digital handbook and dues for both the West Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and the state organization (upon submission of completed examination).  


Certified Arborists: Continuing Education Credits available.


Please note: Participants who want to be certified as an Urban Forestry Advisor are required to complete 20 volunteer hours in the field of Urban Forestry.


For additional information call 901-636-4128.  


If you need assistance with registration please email boxoffice@membg.org.

Date & Time

Sep 13, 2023 9:00 AM - Oct 11, 2023 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.


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