The city of St. Paul is partnering with the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources on a program that aids in increasing local capacity by working together and engaging citizens in community forestry. Citizen Pruner’s are trained in tree identification, biology, and pruning techniques.
Tree pruning requires not only an understanding of how to prune but also an understanding of the trees biology to make sure you prevent the spread of certain diseases.
If you enjoy being outdoors, love trees and your community this is an opportunity you need to check out.
Training sessions currently available include a distance learning opportunity where you learn to prune from home, then get one on one hands on experience. Distance learning is a convenient way for you to get involved, and includes full support from University of Minnesota staff. To register for the distance learning opportunity click at the top and apply to be a Minnesota Citizen Pruner in St. Paul.
For more information about volunteering please contact Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brett Stadsvold from the City of St. Paul at Brett.Stadsvold@ci.stpaul.mn.us