Minneapolis Citizen Pruner

About

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Forestry Department has been partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruner Program since 2016. 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 or attending 3 city-hosted events and must recertify every 3 years by completeing an updated recertification assessment.

 

For more information about volunteering, please contact:

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

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board: forestry@minneapolisparks.org

Upcoming Citizen Pruner Training

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

 

2019 Training Details

Date: Thursday, September 26th & Saturday, September 28th

Time: Sept. 26th is from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (indoors)

          Sept. 28th is from 9:00am to 12:00pm (outdoors)

Location: Southside Service Center (2800 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409)

Training Fee: $25 per person (please bring payment on the first training date, September 26th)

Registration: https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_03zTFKigfdvFe3r

 

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.

 

We look forward to meeting you all on September 26th!

 

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to sharing upcoming opportunities in Minneapolis!

 

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.

 

PDF icon Minneapolis Field Form

PDF icon Minneapolis Citizen Pruner Manual

PDF icon Minneapolis Citizen Pruner Training Presentation

 

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.

PDF icon Minneapolis Independent Pruning Guide

 

If you have any questions or concerns after reading through the document, you can contact the MPRB Forestry Department at forestry@minneapolisparks.org.