Learn how to properly prune branches off of street trees, improving the tree's health, keeping the public safe, minimizing the need for costly future maintenance, and enhancing the appeal of your home and neighborhood.
This hands-on workshop will teach volunteers an introduction to shade tree pruning, such as how to make proper pruning cuts and identify and correct structural defects in young trees. Volunteers will prune approximately 50 young trees in the West Minnehaha neighborhood, many of which are common street trees such as flowering plum (Prunus cerasifera) and flowering pear (Pyrus calleryana).
Apply what you learn to the street or yard trees at your home while coming together as neighbors to care for the neighborhood's publicly-owned green infrastructure. Gloves, tools, and light breakfast refreshments provided. Feel free to bring your favorite pair of bypass pruners, loppers, pole saw/pruner, and a handsaw.
This project has been made possible through the efforts of Neighborhood Tree Steward volunteers.
Accessible by Bus Line 25. For more information, visit C-Tran.com