Minneapolis Citizen Pruner


The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Forestry Department is partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruners pilot program. 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 Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Forestry Department.

Citizen Pruners are responsible for submitting 10 volunteer hours a year.

Pruning Events

Currently, there are no pruning events scheduled at this time. If you are interested to completing some Citizen Pruner field work independently, please read thorugh the attached document for more details before you get started.

PDF icon Tips for Independent Pruning in Minneapolis


Citizen Pruner Resources

Hopefully everyone who attended training still has their PDF icon Citizen Pruner Manual and remembers the PDF icon Field Form for Citizen Pruner Events. If not, they are attached in case you need another look or have misplaced yours. The city will be providing the Field Forms at pruning events and will be collecting them and sharing them so we can track your hours for you at this time. Please, still enter your volunteer personal hours online on the Education & Volunteer Hours Reporting page.