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Volunteers in Pruning (VIPs) Training Class

Missoula’s Urban Forestry Division and Trees for Missoula need your help caring for our community’s young trees.

Missoula Volunteers in Pruning (VIP) is a program developed to train Missoula citizens on the skills of Formative Pruning.

Formative pruning young trees enables them to develop functional and durable branch structures that in maturity will be free from major physical weaknesses and able to support the flow of nutrients and energy reserves.

Help our young city trees become healthy, mature trees that provide many benefits to our community. Learn proper pruning techniques, the five-step method and optimal pruning timing. 

Learn proper pruning techniques, the five-step method and optimal pruning timing.

Find more information about the VIP program here.

When:  Saturday, Nov. 3 or Nov. 10, 2018

  • 9 am – noon - Indoor class and lab

  • Sack lunch

  • 1 pm - 4 pm - Outdoor class and lab

Location:

Missoula Parks & Recreation

100 Hickory

Missoula, MT 59801

Requirements:

  • Fee = 25 volunteer hours pruning city trees (no time restriction)

  • Materials for note-taking

  • Gloves for pruning


Provided:

  • Informational handouts

  • Pruning tools and safety equipment

Space is limited, so register soon! 

Reply to Karen Sippy at Karen.Sippy@treesformissoula.org

Later Event: November 4
Monthly Tree Reminders: November