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Tree Pruning Workshop: Improving the Structure and Health of our City Trees

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ORGANIZATION: Environmental Horticulture Arboriculture Teaching Lab


We plan to host four pruning workshops that get progressively more hands-on with each session. These workshops are part of a research study that aims to compare the structural pruning abilities of trained volunteers and certified arborists. By the end of this program, you will be qualified to structurally prune Gainesville city trees and help us ensure the health and longevity of our urban forest. Join us for our first session at Cypress and grove! Light refreshments will be provided.

IRB protocol number: IRB202101725

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Building 1356 2977 SW 23RD TER GAINESVILLE, FL, Gainesville, FL 32611, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide tree stewardship education and training. Specifically, we want to teach volunteers how to structurally prune young urban trees to set them up for success as they mature. Too often, tree pruning is performed reactively as mature trees start to obstruct traffic and urban infrastructure. This myopic approach to tree pruning can result in pruning cuts that are too large for trees to compartmentalize, as well as other pruning practices that are harmful to trees. By training trees from a young age, we as volunteers can ensure the health of our urban forests.


Our lab is dedicated to the study of trees in the urban environment.




Thu Aug 11, 2022
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM


1001 Northwest 4th StreetGainesville, FL 32601






  • Our first pruning workshop will be two hours long and is intended to give volunteers basic tree pruning knowledge. The time and place for hands-on sessions and volunteer work will be decided based on collective availability.
  • No experience needed. We will provide all tools and training.

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