Urban Forester

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An urban forester specializes in the care and management of tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment. Urban forestry advocates the role of trees as a critical part of the urban infrastructure.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

Society of American Foresters (SAF) - Accredited Colleges and Universities

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a forester was $68,159, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Forester Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn about urban forestry from Grant Crowell, CEO of the Urban Foresters.

Learn more about what a career in urban forestry is like.