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Pruning 2.0: Hands-on overhead tree pruning workshop & overhead utility line safety

January 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Starts at 2pm
Done by 4pm

Cost: $5

Where: 117 W. 4th Street, Tucson, Arizona 85705
We may move to another nearby spot in the neighborhood for the second hour

Open to all. Learn how you can organize similar Neighborhood Forester efforts in your neighborhood.

This workshop focuses on pruning overhead with pole saws, pole loppers, and other hand tools. It also offers guidance in avoiding tree conflicts (and potential fire threats) with overhead power lines.

All work will be done while standing on the ground.

Participating in this workshop is required to be able to access the pole saw and pole lopper tools from the Dunbar Spring Neighborhood Foresters tool library.

Professional-grade pole lopper, extension pole, and pole saw available for Level 2 and up Neighborhood Foresters to check out. Pole tools and regular hand loppers on left are available for all to use at our workshops and Work & Learn stewarding parties.

Professionals can get continued education credits for the workshop from instructor Aleck.

Instructors: certified arborist Aleck MacKinnon of the Pedaling Arborist, assisted by Brad Lancaster of the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters.

Bring pruning tools if you have them. We’ll provide for those that don’t.

Also bring water and snacks, and dress (sun hat, gloves, etc.) to be working outdoors in the sun.


Brush & Bulky will take your prunings away for free
if they are 5 feet or shorter in length
Scheduled 2022 brush & bulky pick up in the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood is:
January 24, 2022
July 25, 2022

For brush & bulky pick up dates in other Tucson neighborhoods see here


January 22, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dunbar Spring Neighborhood Foresters


117 W. 4th Street
117 W. 4th Street
Tucson, 85705 United States
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