This is the registration site for the Minnesota Tree Care Advisor Core Course. All information about the Tree Care Advisor Core Course can be found on www.mntca.umn.edu.

Please contact Sonja Tosteson at toste016@umn.edu with any questions or concerns.


This course covers topics such as tree identification, best planting practices, pruning techniques, mitigating storm and construction damage, amongst other topics. Further details about the topics covered can be found on www.mntca.umn.edu.

2023 MNTCA Core Course Schedule

April 3 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Introduction to the Core Course, About Tree Care Advisor program, and Tree Benefits

April 10 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Tree Biology

April 17 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Tree Morphology and Tree ID

April 24 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Soils and Tree Selection

May 1 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Invasive Plants, Insects, & Pathogens - Part 1

May 8 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Invasive Plants, Insects, & Pathogens - Part 2

May 13 – 8:30-12:30pm (Field Session at UFOR Nursery on St. Paul Campus) - Pruning Trees, Tree ID, Best Planting Practices, Gravel Beds

May 15 – 5:00am-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Abiotic Stresses, Climatic Adaptable Trees for MN

May 22 – 5:00-6:30pm (online via Zoom) - Applied Volunteerism & Course Wrap-up


The goal of this course is to train individual volunteers on all things tree care in order for them to successfully volunteer in their communities and educate others.
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