Urban and Community Forestry

Explore Career Opportunities in Urban and Community Forestry

Urban and Community Forestry is the science and art of growing, planting, and maintaining trees growing in and around our cities, towns and villages. Careers in this area allow you to work outdoors in a financially competitive atmosphere. Job titles include: 

  • City/Community Forester
  • City/Community Arborist
  • Commercial Arborist
  • Plant Health Care Specialist
  • Utility Forester
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Consultant

Look for the green dots on our alumni map to see where our forestry graduates are today.

Get Involved on Campus

Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether it is joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

A variety of opportunities are available to expand your skill set outside of the classroom including extensive hands-on training courses in tree felling and tree climbing and a certificate course in pesticide application. You are also required to participate in one summer of an advisor-approved forestry internship or employment. Typically students do this between their junior and senior years. 

You will gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between your sophomore and junior years. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States. 

Meet your Forestry Professors

Our forestry faculty members bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point. Meet your professors.

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