Hennepin County Citizen Pruner


The Hennepin County Land and Water Unit is partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruners Program beginning in 2017. Citizen Pruners are trained in tree identification, biology, and pruning techniques.Tree pruning requires not only and understand of how to prune but also an understanding of the tree's biology to prevent the spread of certain diseases. 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 the Hennepin County Land and Water Unit.

Citizen Pruners are responsible for submitting 10 volunteer hours a year and recertifying every 3 years.

Training Sessions

Hennepin County will be hosting their first Citizen Pruner training in March of 2017. Please see below for details regarding the training and check back to learn how you can register to attend the training.

Date: March 18th, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Rockford Road Library

                 6401 42nd Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55427