Ely Citizen Pruner


The City of Ely is partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruners 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.


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!

New Field Form!

Attention Citizen Pruners of Ely! There is a newPDF icon Field Form to use when pruning in your community. The new Field Form is meant to reflect the changes in data collection that the University of Minnesota is asking volunteers to report. Lucky for you, it is a lot simplier and easy to use (no more counting individual cuts!). Just don't forget to log your pruning data as a group and to have one group member report that information via the online reporting form or by scanning the original copies to info@mntca.org. If you have any questions regarding this change, do not hesitate to check in with the Volunteer Programs Coordinator.


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 Training Manual