Upcoming Citizen Pruner Training
Looking to get involved as a Citizen Pruner for Sherburne County? The next training available to learn about tree identification, restricted species, best pruning practices, and more with a combined indoor and outdoor field session is coming up in September. Morning refreshments will be provided. Lunch is on your own.
Check out the details below and how to register.
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Big Lake City Hall - 160 Lake Street North, Big Lake, MN 55309
RSVP: Fill out the Sherburne County Citizen Pruner Registration Form and mail it in to reserve your seat!
What to Bring: Walking shoes, a lunch, water, gardening gloves (optional)
New Field Form!
Attention Citizen Pruners of Sherburne County! There is a new 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 consists of mainly checking boxes and providing a few details on who participated and when you were out pruning. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding this change, do not hesitate to check in with the Volunteer Programs Coordinator.
Citizen Pruner Resources
Hopefully everyone who attended training still has their Citizen Pruner Manualand remembers the Field Formfor 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 pruning specifics. Please, still enter your volunteer personal hours online on the Education & Volunteer Hours Reporting page.