College of Continuing Education to host Arbor Day event

May 23, 2023 | San Diego Community College District

San Diego College of Continuing Education is celebrating its first-ever Arbor Day tree planting celebration at the historic Educational Cultural Complex on May 31, 2023.

A student in the arborist program rappells down a tree while wearing a hard hat and a climbing harness
A pre-apprentices trains to become a skilled arborist at the Educational Cultural Complex.

Highlights include SDCCE President Dr. Tina M. King and college leaders planting a pair of coral trees on the north campus lawn, along with tree-climbing demonstrations by students in our 5-week Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training Program. Designed by industry experts and fully funded by a SDGE grant.  The Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training Program provides students with entry-level skills that an apprentice would learn in the first six months on the job.

The Arbor Day event is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on the lawn of the Educational Cultural Complex at the northeast corner.  The campus is at 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego.

SDGE has been a longtime partner in regional urban forestry, supporting tree planting, offering tree-care best practices and providing education about the importance of trees. 

While National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, many states observe Arbor Day on different dates, based on the best tree-planting times for their areas.

The Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training Program is recruiting now for the upcoming cohort, which begins November 6 and completes December 8. To learn more and to apply, please visit the Employee Training Institute.

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