Urban and Community Forestry is the fastest growing segment of the forestry profession, especially in the northeast, where the total expenditure of time and money on community forestry (nursery, planting, pruning, removals, and line clearance) exceeds that spent on woodlands.
The Rutgers Urban Forestry Program offers a major option, and is a partner in several graduate programs and post-doctoral research projects.
Rutgers is in provisional status with Program accreditation within the Society of American Foresters (SAF).
We have two program offerings in process; Urban Forestry, and Natural Resource and Ecosystems Management (NREM). Here are sample curricula tracks for each program:
Sample curriculum – Natural Resource and Ecosystem Management with Environmental Geomatics minor
Sample curriculum – Urban Forestry with Environmental Geomatics minor
The Urban Forestry Major Option is offered through the Environmental Planning & Design Major in the Landscape Architecture Department