College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Urban and Community Forestry

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intro course

12

elective options

1

capstone

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Ellen Crocker, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

101 Dimock Animal Pathology

Program website

859-257-3040

Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population lives in an urban area. As this number continues to grow, trees are an increasingly critical resource for ecosystem services, city aesthetics, human health and wellness and community cohesiveness.

This certificate program educates students on the central role that trees play for human populations in urban centers. From public health to real estate, architecture to environmental education, this knowledge is relevant to a variety of subjects and can be applied across many career paths.

DID YOU KNOW
URBAN FORESTS...

  • reduce cities’ energy costs
  • capture and store carbon emissions
  • improve property values
  • extend the life of city pavements
  • reduce flooding and stormwater runoff

 

 

 

 

Trees and green spaces affect everyone's health whether we realize it or not.

Nic Wiliamson

Program Coordinator

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CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM:


Intro Course: UCF 300

(3 credit hours)

This course will introduce students to core concepts related to urban and community forestry. It seeks to provide a solid foundation in how trees in cities function, how they benefit communities, and how they can be better supported. This course will consist of an introduction to urban and community forestry including modules such as (1) trees and tree health, (2) green infrastructure, planning, and design, (3) environmental education, and (4) trees, human health, and wellness. Prereq: Sophomore standing or higher (or approval of instructor).

+ 9 Hours of Electives

Students may choose from the following 12 courses, for a total of nine hours of elective credit:

  • FOR 219: Dendrology

  • FOR 330: GIS & Spatial Analysis

  • ENT/FOR 502: Forest Entomology

  • GEO 285: Intro to Planning

  • HIS 584: Health & Disease in the U.S.

  • LA 307: Cultural Landscape Preservation

  • LA 345: Design with Plants

  • LA/NRE 355: Intro to Geospatial Applications

  • NRE 365: Environmental Education

  • PLS 320: Woody Horticultural Plants

  • SOC 360: Environmental Sociology

  • CPH 310: Disease Detectives

+ Capstone: UCF 410

(2 credit hours)

This course will introduce students to core concepts related to urban and community forestry. It seeks to provide a solid foundation in how trees in cities function, how they benefit communities, and how they can be better supported. This course will consist of an introduction to urban and community forestry including modules such as (1) trees and tree health, (2) green infrastructure, planning, and design, (3) environmental education, and (4) trees, human health, and wellness. Prereq: Sophomore standing or higher (or approval of instructor).


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Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$75,950

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

39,700

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

4,400

new jobs (average)


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Conservation Scientists and Foresters

Conservation scientists and foresters manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$64,010

per year in 2018

Number of Jobs

36,100

in 2018

10 Year Job Outlook

1,700

new jobs (average)


Contact

Ellen Crocker, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

101 Dimock Animal Pathology

859-257-3040