Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Forestry Department is joining with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources to institute a program – the Citizen Pruner – that engages you, the residents of Minneapolis as tree care-givers. More accurately, you are the heart-and-soul.
The Citizen Pruner program is a modest-input yet high-impact volunteer program that involves a little training, a little practice, and a handful of modest yet very productive, volunteer tree care events. Citizen Pruners focus on removing little issues before they become big problems. All training is provided by the University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources’ experts in tree care, as well as follow-up guidance and technical assistance. That said, the program is a community-based program. Minneapolis and its residents are the owners and receive all the benefits.
Save the date(s) for Tuesday evening, September 19th and Thursday evening, September 21st. If you are interested in having some fun and helping your community, go tohttp://www.mntca.umn.edu/citizen-pruner/minneapolis-citizen-pruner for more information on the training workshop and the first tree care event. There will be a $25 fee for the training to cover the cost of the tools, manual, and snacks. You’ll have fun, make some new friends and help Minneapolis’ trees make your community even greener and healthier.