Urban Forest Management Careers | Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Career Opportunities

Our academic specialization in Urban Forest Management launches exciting careers in urban, municipal and community forestry, commercial tree care, urban environmental consulting, regional urban forest management and many other related fields.

Graduates have excellent career prospects and get to use their theoretical expertise and applied skills of arboriculture and urban forest management in nonprofit organizations, federal, state, local jurisdictions and private endeavors.

Others pursue advanced graduate studies in forestry and natural resources.

Job titles include:

  • City arborist
  • Village forester
  • Utility forester
  • Urban forester
  • Land manager
  • Urban forest management consultant
  • Manager in the tree-care industry
  • Private forestry consultant
  • Tree care contractor
  • Landscape manager
  • Government policy maker
  • Urban forest ecology researcher
  • Tree care consultant