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WVU Extension & West Liberty University receive grant to train low-income residents for tree careers

Two people sitting on a bench in a tree covered park

It is no secret that West Virginia is a forested state and from funding allocated in the Inflation Reduction Act, the USDA Forest Service is making historic investments in boosting the nation’s tree cover in urban, suburban and rural communities nationwide. To properly maintain and care for our diverse landscape, the state needs highly skilled people who are prepared for urban and community forestry careers to improve and maintain the health of trees and green spaces.