Ely Citizen Pruner


The City of Ely has been partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruner Program since 2014. Citizen Pruners are trained in tree identification, biology, and pruning techniques. If you enjoy being outdoors, love trees and your community, this is an opportunity for you to get involved in your urban forest. Course material will be taught by University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department staff alongside Ely city staff.


Citizen Pruners are responsible for submitting 10 volunteer hours a year or attending 3 city-hosted events and recertifying every 3 years by completing an updated recertification assessment.


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Contact Information

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

Tree Care Advocate Program:                   citizenpruner@mntca.org or info@mntca.org

City of Ely: elyod@ely.mn.us

Upcoming Citizen Pruner Training

Looking to get involved as a Citizen Pruner for the City of Ely?


There are currently no training workshops scheduled at this time. You are welcome to check back to see when those are schedule or feel free to e-mail citizenpruner@mntca.org or info@mntca.org and let us know that you are interested in getting on the waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be the first contacted regarding new opportunities.


Thank you for your interest and we look foward to sharing upcoming opportunities in Ely!


Citizen Pruner Resources

Everyone who attended the Citizen Pruner training in Ely received a paper copy of the Citizen Pruner Manual. A digital copy of the manual, powerpoint, and field form are available below. Also, check out the Reference Materials webpage to find more helpful resources regarding tree care.


PDF icon Ely Citizen Pruner Manual

PDF icon Ely Citizen Pruner Powerpoint

PDF icon Citizen Pruner Field Form