July, 2018

07Jul8:00 am4:00 pmGrand Tree University


Event Details

Class Description

Grand Tree University is a partnership between the Texas A&M Forest Service and the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful, within the City of Grand Prairie Solid Waste and Recycling Division. The goal of GTU is to promote the development of citizen science through 3.75 hours of classroom instruction, 2.5 hours of field instruction, and 6 hours of field observations. At the end of the program, participants become members of the Grand Tree Team and will continue assisting with field observations according to their own schedule.

Education topics include Tree Biology, DBH Measurements, Inventory Attributes, Risk Guidelines, Tree ID, EAB, and Safety. Field observations include taking an inventory of tree species, condition, and maintenance recommendations along selected street right-of-ways in Grand Prairie. This program will expand the tree inventory for the City of Grand Prairie which allows for continued development and monitoring of our Urban Forest.

Participants will receive a hard hat, safety vest, measuring tape, a program booklet, three light breakfasts, one lunch and other supplies.


Event Dates

Grand Tree University is a three-day event:
Saturday, July 7th 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 14th 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 21st 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Classes will be held at Kirby Creek Nature Center, 3303 Corn Valley.


Grand Tree University Registration:

Step 1: Fill out Waiver of Liability (.pdf) and return the completed form via email, mail, or bring the completed form with you to the event.

Step 2: Fill out the online event registration form, which includes submitting your online payment of $20 to cover the cost of supplies.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Kirby Creek Nature Center

3303 Corn Valley

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