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.
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
In April 2020, the median yearly salary for a forester was $69,821, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Forester Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Association of Consulting Foresters
- Society of American Foresters
- Society of Municipal Arborists
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Watch the video below to learn about the importance of urban forestry.
Learn more about what a career in urban forestry is like.