Upcoming Citizen Pruner Training
Looking to get involved as a Citizen Pruner for the City of Minneapolis? You can find opportunities and registration information below:
October Whittier Training
Dates: Wednesday, October 10th AND Saturday, October 13th
Time: Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm AND Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00noon
Training Fee: $25 per person - check or cash accepted (please write checks out to the University of Minnesota)
Once you have registered online, please mail your payment to hold your seat to the Minnesota Tree Care Advocate Program.
15 Green Hall
1530 Cleveland Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108-6112
If you find that you are in need of financial assistance, please contact Calli Cloutier with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board at CCloutier@minneapolisparks.org.
Citizen Pruner Resources
Everyone who attended Citizen Pruner training in Minneapolis 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.
Independent Pruning Opportunities
Individuals that have completed the Citizen Pruner Training Program for the City of Minneapolis are eligible to perform independent pruning on boulevard and park trees. The following guide provides answers to questions as you pursue independent pruning to ensure a safe and productive experience for all parties involved. Your willingness to volunteer as a Citizen Pruner is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions or concerns after reading through the document, you can contact the MPRB Forestry Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.