Here’s a great class! Pruning is such a crucial skill and one that – in my humble opinion – is far too easy to botch. Knowing how to do it properly gives you great confidence with your own trees, provides you with skills with which you can later volunteer for all kinds of great tree organizations (Friends of Trees, the Urban Forestry Division, etc) and helps you make a better choice when selecting an arborist for big jobs on your own property. Best of all? It’s completely free.

Learn to Prune Like a Pro
Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Proper pruning is essential in caring for trees. Learn basic tree biology, pruning techniques, and how to promote good structure for young street trees. After a short presentation, practice your new skills on 80 young street trees alongside certified arborists. Learn how to conduct a neighborhood pruning day, including how to obtain proper permits, working with City Nature staff, and using the Urban Forestry tool lending program.

Prune Like a Pro is FREE and open to the public.

To register, call 503-823-2525 or click here and enter the course number 341093. For information on the workshop or if you are having trouble registering contact Autumn Montegna, Urban Forest Outreach Coordinator, at 503-701-7622 or autumn.montegna@portlandoregon.gov.