2017 West Central MN Pruning Workshop

November 17, 2017: University of Minnesota Morris

7:00AM - 3:00PM


Workshop Survey


Resource Packet

PDF icon Agenda & Curriculum

PDF icon Pruning at Planting

PDF icon Pruning Mature Trees

PDF icon Pruning Cut Types

PDF icon Reducing the Canopy

PDF icon Restoration Pruning

PDF icon Retrenchment Pruning & Conservation Arboriculture

PDF icon Structural Pruning of Shade Trees

PDF icon The Hamburg Tree Pruning System

PDF icon Tree Cabling Systems

PDF icon Tree Pruning Card


Join us for a full day, hands-on workshop at the University of Minnesota – Morris Campus. This workshop focuses on developmental pruning techniques and management options of small trees (<12in DBH), medium trees (12in to 24in DBH), and large trees (>24in DBH, established canopy).

The workshop will also include species factors in management choices, managing client/homeowner expectations, identifying and managing structural defects, and comparing work techniques to accomplish pruning. You will gain invaluable advice and experience on how to make proper pruning cuts on trees of various sizes.

Also included is a demonstration of different cabling techniches using both steel (static) and dynamic cabling systems and a discussion of their role in tree preservation.

This workshop is designed for professionals with little or no pruning experience to those with advanced pruning skills. Please bring your favorite pruning gear including hand shears and pruning saws.


  • 7:00-7:30 - Check in and registration
  • 7:30-8:00 - Introductions, PPE, and gear check
  • 8:00-11:30 - Small/medium tree section
  • 11:30-12:00 - Lunch/Raffle
  • 12:00-3:00 - Large/mature tree section

Continuing Education Benefits:

  • Minnesota Tree Inspector (Full Recertification through 2018)
  • ISA Certified Arborist CEUs

Presented by:  

  • University of Minnesota – Department of Forest Resources
  • Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
  • Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation

Featuring Arborist Teaching Staff from:

  • Branch and Bough Tree Service & Landscape Care
  • University of Minnesota - Department of Forest Resources


*Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for this event*

*Please bring eye protection, gloves and a hard hat or helmet*

For more information please contact Chad Giblin at giblin@umn.edu