Citizen Pruner Program
The cities of Becker, Big Lake, Elk River, and Princeton have partnered with the Sherburne Soil & Water Conservation District and the U of M Tree Care Advocate Program on a pilot program that aids in increasing effective tree care by working together and engaging citizens in community forestry. Citizen Pruners are trained in tree identification, biology, and pruning techniques. Advanced courses are also offered, these classes help to extend the skills and ability of this steadfast volunteer force. Additionally SWCD staff partners with each city to host “Pruning Events”, where volunteers work in teams to prune city-owned trees of high priority. To find out more about the Citizen Pruner Program, please contact David at 763-280-7518.