Tree Care Training | Excelsior

November 16, 2019

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Join us for this workshop if you’d like to learn how to practice Structural Pruning for Young Trees and become a regular FUF volunteer that prunes trees across the City. 

Friends of the Urban Forest practices “Structural Pruning and Young Tree Training” based on the International Society of Arboriculture’s best practices. In the wild, a tree breaking apart simply creates habitat for wildlife, but in a city, such limb failures put people and property at risk. Therefore, strategic maintenance is required to ensure public safety while maximizing the myriad benefits that trees provide to urban residents. The goal of structural pruning is to harness a tree’s biology and natural hormone production to set up a young tree for long-term success in the urban environment by minimizing hazard risk and maintenance cost. 

Wear closed toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. 

Be sure to bring water and a snack.

When: Saturday, November 16, 10AM – 1PM
Meeting location: RSVP for location – you will receive an email with the location 1-2 days before the workshop.

*If it rains, we will cancel this event.

Volunteers who want to sign up for tree care event are required to take this workshop beforehand.


This event is fully booked.