Tree Keepers - Registration  

September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 30th and October 5th 2023
Merriam City Hall
9001 W 62nd St, Merriam KS 66202
Cost to Attend: $50 per person

Heartland Tree Alliance is offering our Tree Keepers course this fall in Merriam, Kansas.  Tree Keepers is perfect for city employees, landscape providers, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, students, and retirees. All indoor sessions will be held at Merriam City Hall with a pruning and planting field day at a nearby park (all tools will be provided). Sessions will run Thursday evenings from 6-9PM, feel free to bring your dinner!  We have a great slate of industry professionals lined up to teach you the basics of tree care.

If you have questions, please call Joe Wheelock at 816-944-2548 or email and he’ll be happy to help! If you cannot attend all the sessions, you can make them up at a later date (at no charge)!


Thursday, September 7th: 6:00-9:00PM
Urban Soils and Basic Tree Biology
Instructor: Lynn Loughry, Kansas State University Research & Extension

Thursday, September 14th: 6:00-9:00PM
Introduction to Tree Benefits | Basic Tree ID
Instructor: Joe Wheelock, Program Manager Heartland Tree Alliance

Thursday, September 21st: 6:00-9:00PM
Tree Planting and Tree Selection
Instructors: Robert Whitman, Vice President, Landscape Architect, Multistudio &Taylor Neff, Community Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation

Thursday, September 28th: 6:00-9:00PM
Tree Pruning
Instructor: Jared Lind, Certified Arborist

Saturday, September 30th: 10:00 - Noon
Tree ID, Pruning, and Planting Field Day

Thursday, October 5th: 6:00-9:00PM
Tree Problems: Insects, Pests, and Diseases
Instructor: Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Research and Extension

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