UMN Department of Forest Resources

2022 Tree Essentials Workshops

Tree Essentials are a collection of educational workshops available to anyone that is interested. Whether you are a Tree Care Advisor, Master Gardener, Tree Inspector, or just a curious resident, you are welcome to attend. We cover an array of tree care topics and skills, with each date focusing on one specific topic. Tree Essentials workshops are taught by University of Minnesota faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

Pre-registration is limited to 25 people per session. Please only sign up for sessions you are committed to attending. Thank you!

If you are signing a group, each person in the group needs to be signed up separately (to ensure we don't exceed capacity limits.)

If an event is full, please email Sonja at [email protected] if you would like to be put on a waiting list.

Date: Select Fridays from July - September

  • July 8 - Tree ID
  • July 22 - Pruning Shrubs
  • July 29 - Edible Landscapes
  • August 5 - Tree Selection & Climate Change
  • August 12 - Tree Troubles (biotic and abiotic)
  • September 23 - Best Tree Planting Practices and Basic Maintenance
  • September 30 - Pruning Trees
  • (Possible Winter ID workshop in mid-winter, too! TBA)

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: University of Minnesota, UFOR Research Nursery 
                1604 Fairview Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108
Parking: Please park in Lot 100 at the Leatherdale Equine Center (1801 Dudley Avenue, St. Paul 55108). Lot 100 is on the north side of the building. Please fill up the spaces along the fence nearest the fields first, if possible. From there, walk north toward the clump of trees among the fields. 

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Cost: FREE for 2022!

What to bring: hat, water bottle, sunscreen, notebook, pen and comfy shoes

*Note: We will not be providing a shuttle from the Leatherdale Equine Center to the UFOR nursery. Please be prepared to walk roughly 0.15 miles from parking to the nursery and make sure you leave enough walking time in order to arrive on time.

Each workshop counts as 2 hours toward annual continuing education requirements for MN Tree Stewards, MN Tree Care Advisors, MN Master Gardeners, and MN Master Naturalists.

More information:

Contact Sonja at [email protected] with questions & comments.

Location: UMN UFOR Research Nursery
1604 Fairview Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Created by:   Sonja Tosteson
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