Guided Arboriculture is designed for students seeking a directed, supportive approach to learning the material on the Arborist Licensing Exams. This program is taught by David Tovar, owner and President of Woodland Tree Care in Greenwich, CT.  David has been a licensed and practicing arborist for twenty years.  He volunteers his time and expertise to teach this course.  Class is taught in English with Spanish language support available.

We will announce exam dates/locations and distribute the course texts at the start of the first class session.

Course Schedule:
January 7th  - April 8th 2019
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
All classes held in the Silver Educational Center unless otherwise noted.

The course fee is $600, which includes handouts and core manual. To complete registration, please pay $600 in full by January 7. In addition, two supplementary texts are required and must be purchased the first night of class. Cost is $60 for the supplementary texts. Course texts will be distributed on the first night of class.

*If you already own the additional texts (Disease Management Guide for CT Arborists and Pesticide IPM for CT Arborists), you do not need to purchase another one.

ONLINE registration is now closed. Please check back for 2020 information this fall!

If you prefer to pay with cash or check, click here to download the 2019 course brochure and registration form. Completed form and payment can also be sent to (please make checks payable to Bartlett Arboretum Association) to:

Professional Landscaper Courses
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
151 Brookdale Road
Stamford, CT 06903


Click here to read more about becoming a licensed arborist from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

For more information, updated schedule, class cancellations, and course registration, please contact Mike Belletzkie: 203 322 6971 x17