Oakdale, Newport & St. Paul Park Citizen Pruner


The cities of Oakdale, Newport, and St. Paul Park are partnering with the University of Minnesota Forest Resources Department on the Citizen Pruners 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 Oakdale, Newport, and St. Paul Park staff.

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

New Field Form!

Attention Citizen Pruners of Oakdale, Newport, and St. Paul Park! 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.


Pruning Events.

Currently, there are no pruning events scheduled at this time. Please check back to check when new pruning events are scheduled in your community.


Citizen Pruner Resources

Hopefully everyone who attended training still has their PDF icon Advanced Citizen Pruner Training Manual. If not, it is attached in case you need another look or have misplaced yours.