Join local professionals on Monday, 4/17 at 7 pm to learn to prune trees.


Citizen Pruner Training #2: Small and Large Tree Pruning

  • Monday, April 17, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Missed the class?

Watch the recording here: Citizen Pruners Tree Pruning Training

These classes are offered both In-person or via Zoom

Join Ithaca’s City Forester Jeanne Grace, who will guide you on best practices for pruning small and large trees. For trees to fulfill their role, it's important we learn how to work with them to ensure long term health. Using the correct techniques will ensure that your tree will be a strong part of your landscape for years to come.

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a multi-part training series for individuals who want to learn best practices for selecting, planting, caring for, and pruning ornamental trees and shrubs. The classes are part of a 3-part hybrid series, with a final hands-on workshop - take one or all. There will be a separate registration link for each class.

This class series gives the basics to start as a Citizen Pruner Volunteer for the City. Citizen Pruners are stewards of the city's trees. Throughout the warm months, interested folks gather with experienced foresters at weekly volunteer sessions to prune city trees.

Classes are offered 4 Monday evenings in April – April 10, 17 and 24, 7-8:30 PM, and one hands on workshop May 1st, 5:30-7:30pm, in person.

Register for one or all of the following workshops:

"Small and Large Tree Pruning" Monday, April 17th, 7-8:30 pm.

"Shrub Pruning" Monday, April 24th, 7-8:30 pm.

"Hands On Pruning Workshop" Monday May 1st, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

These classes are part of our Citizen Pruner Volunteer Training - a group of dedicated volunteers who meet once each week to prune street trees within the City of Ithaca. Classes are offered at different pay-what-you-can prices.

Presenter Bio: Jeanne Grace has worked as City Forester for the City of Ithaca for 13 years. She previously working on the Asian Long-horned Beetle Eradication program in NYC. She holds a BS from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse and an MS in Horticulture from Cornell University. She is a certified Arborist, a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Arborist (TRAQ) and a DEC licensed pesticide applicator.

Lead CCE educator: Marissa Nolan

Title: Small and Large Tree Pruning

The cost of the class: pay-what-you-can sliding scale for everyone else with price points at 0, 10, 20, 30, and 40 dollars


$0-$40 (self determined sliding scale) fee per class



Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


This event is online


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated May 11, 2023