Tree Risk Evaluation Training for Municipal Staff and Volunteers

Calling all tree wardens, public works employees, road crews, parks managers, and other interested tree stewards caring for trees in your community spaces!

Join these afternoon workshops to learn about common tree health conditions that should be factored into any assessment of tree risk. From pathogens to storm damage, learn how to visually inspect for signs and symptoms that indicate increased risk of tree failure.

Dates & Locations

There are 2 options to attend this workshop.

July 20th, 1pm-4pm: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington with Burlington City Arborist VJ Comai

July 21st, 1pm-4pm: Hubbard Park, Montpelier, with State Forest Health Specialists Jim Esden and Savannah Ferreira

Who Should Attend?

These free, afternoon workshops are intended for:

  • tree wardens
  • municipal highway crews
  • public works departments
  • parks departments
  • any other municipal staff or volunteers making management decisions about trees in public places.

All training will occur from the ground -- there is no tree climbing needed or expected during this workshop.

Workshop Summary

This training will be held outdoors. Participants will examine common tree health issues in the field, discuss how to evaluate trees for risk, and identify tree care options that can be completed by municipal staff or contracted to private arborists. Participants are invited to bring descriptions or pictures of other trees in their communities that they are evaluating for health and risk.


Registration is required but there is no cost for this workshop. Participants staying on-site from the morning Safe Tree Removal Training for Municipal Staff workshop should register for each half-day workshop separtely.

Minimum registration of 15 people for each workshop is required by July 13th.

Register Now - Burlington, July 20th, 2022

Register Now - Montpelier, July 21st, 2022