How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the Lewis Tree partnership with Paul Smith's College.

Start your ladder to success:


Apply and be accepted to the arboriculture & landscape management associate degree at Paul Smith's College. Let Admissions know you plan to apply for the Lewis Tree/Paul Smith's College partnership program. Be sure to apply for financial aid as well through (school code 002795).


  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or supervisors. (If you have them ready you can upload them durring the application process) The letters must discuss why they believe you will be successful in the partnership program.
  • A one-page essay describing why you want to make a being steward of nature a career. Include experiences you have had that led to this desire.
  • Essays/letters should be sent to Paul Smith's College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970


Accepted students that have submitted letters of recommendation and the essay are then eligible to interview with a Lewis Tree professional. Interviews may be in person or through video conferencing. 


Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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