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Urban and Community Forestry

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.

Undergraduate students interested in urban forestry can pursue the Urban Forestry Track within the Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (EENR) Major or the Urban Forestry Minor within the Environmental Planning (EP) Major. The Track in EENR places a stronger focus on the science side of urban forestry while the Minor in EP emphasizes the planning and design aspect of the subject.

The Rutgers Urban Forestry Program also is a partner in several graduate programs and post-doctoral research projects.

After Rutgers

Program Performance

Students who graduate from the Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources major pursue successful careers in private industry, government, and the non-profit sector. Example careers include forestry technicians, arboretum directors, park managers, utility arborists, museum specialists, natural areas technicians, ecological restoration specialists, STEM educators, GIS developers, and more.

A 2023 survey of our program graduates with 55 respondents showed that: 55% of respondents were permanently employed, 16% were employed with temporary jobs, 22% were in graduate school, 2% were unemployed, and 29% did not report employment status.

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