Increasing the tree canopy in New Mexico involves two crucial parts: planting trees and educating people to care for trees. Tree New Mexico’s diverse educational programs range from basic tree planting and tree care to a 16-week Tree Steward session with ongoing continuing education classes. Along that spectrum are Tree Awareness classes that are four classes, pruning classes in specific neighborhoods, and specialized classes like Fire Awareness and a Bosque Ecosystem series of three classes.
Throughout the year, Tree New Mexico holds training workshops for specific groups and the general public. Topics Include: tree and site selection, tree planting and care, proper tree pruning, trees and beneficial insects, and identifying and addressing tree problems. We also provide education on the utilization of trees for specific purposes such as live windbreaks, riparian restoration, soil building and carbon sequestration. TNM staff, along with experts from State Forestry, City Forestry, Cooperative Extension Service, and local ISA Certified Arborists lead these training opportunities. As a partner in the CABQ Tree Stewards Training Program, we use portions of the program’s current Training Manual as a basis for instruction.
Tree Care Tips
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