FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASTER THE ART OF TREE PRUNING
New York, New York, May 9, 2018 – Trees New York’s signature Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course trains New Yorker’s in tree care and pruning. The comprehensive curriculum covers basic tree biology, street tree identification and care. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a license that certifies them to legally prune their neighborhood street trees. In New York City where there is limited money for tree maintenance but significant need, Citizen Pruners provide a tremendous benefit to our urban environment.
The Citizen Pruner Course provides New Yorker’s with a unique opportunity to engage with the natural environment. “Every day we walk by the trees lining our streets. Somehow learning the names of the various species changes your experience making it more fun and more interesting,” Nelson Villarrubia, Executive Director
In Greenpoint alone, over 600 trees have been pruned by Trees New York and their Citizen Pruner Volunteers. The program mobilizes volunteers, so they can play an active role in supporting the health of New York City urban forest.
The courses are held in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens.
Trees New York, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1976 as a volunteer response to city cutbacks in tree-related community services. Our mission is to plant, preserve and protect New York City’s urban forest through education and community participation. For over four decades, Trees New York has been at the forefront of environmental advocacy in New York City.
Nelson Villarrubia, Executive Director
Trees New York
100 Gold Street #3100
New York, NY 10038
212. 227.1887 ext. 5
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Upcoming Citizen Pruner Outings
Brooklyn: Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Uptown: Saturday, May 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown: Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Astoria: Saturday, June 9th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Greenpoint: Saturday, June 9th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm