Interested in learning about proactive tree pruning? Our Citizen Pruner Program includes training by a local certified arborist who runs the program over three training sessions, which can be both in class and in the field.

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We offer the Citizen Pruner program annually. Registration starts in February and training starts in April, in preparation for outdoor work starting in May. It includes a minimum of three two-hour supervised work sessions. We can have 25 new volunteers each year.

Citizen pruners

After training, you can prune young City boulevard trees to correct defects and direct stronger growth in order to improve tree quality and longevity. You can also use your new knowledge and skills on your own trees. This helps the community to improve the health and quality our entire urban forest. Applying tree structural training can fix many problems that could lead to costly pruning and repairs, or early tree failure and death.

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