Justin Casperson and Tim Rasmussen recently completed the requirements of the Wisconsin Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI). This innovative training program helps municipal employees develop effective urban forestry program leadership and management skills.
Students from 29 Wisconsin communities participated in this training program. Knowledge and skills acquired during six days of intensive CTMI training will help graduates apply resourceful solutions to improve management of municipal trees and green space. Well-maintained trees contribute to increased property values, energy conservation, improved air quality, reduced storm water runoff, improved public health, and a better quality of life.
The Community Tree Management Institute is sponsored and developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with assistance from UW-Stevens Point and the city of Stevens Point.