The Annual Tree School
A comprehensive one day seminar, accredited by the
International Society of Arboriculture and the Louisiana
Department of Agriculture & Forestry for licensed Arborists;
by the American Institute of Architects through Tulane
University School of Architecture for Architects; by the
Louisiana Board of Contractors; by the Louisiana State
University School of Landscape Design for Landscape
This program has won awards for excellence from the National
Arbor Day Foundation and the Louisiana Urban Forestry
Featuring speakers of national repute, this program is free
and open to the public.
The Planters Lunch
A free noon-time open forum with speakers on topics of civic
and horticultural interest.
Scheduled several times per year. A light lunch is provided.
A training program designed to educate neighborhood-based
volunteers to properly care for mature and newly planted
trees. Graduates have successfully led volunteer projects
which help to restore lost canopy.
The sessions include: the benefits of trees; physiology of
trees; insects and tree disease; urban soils; proper
planting; green laws; pruning and caring for trees.
6 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of field
instruction are required for certification.
This program is offered at no charge and is open to the
public in return for 12 hours of volunteer service on
This is a program initiated by the United States Department
of Agriculture through the Louisiana Department of
Agriculture & Forestry and there are over 125 graduates in
Jefferson Parish, with satellite programs in Orleans Parish,
St. Tammany Parish, and other communities.
Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful has received
awards from the Louisiana Urban Forestry Council and the
National Arbor Day Foundation for this program.
A DVD produced by Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful
in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture
A tutorial on tree care in a practical format, easy to use
for Arbor Day Programs and meeting presentations in many
settings, Copies have been provided to Louisiana public
school libraries and to the Jefferson Parish Library system