Pruning is important to maintain sight-lines in urban environments and improve the health and structure of a tree. Reasons to prune plants include deadwood removal, shaping (by controlling or directing growth), improving or maintaining health, and reducing risk from falling branches.
Trees Atlanta offers free training so that you can learn to prune trees properly. Throughout the year, but particularly in Spring and Summer, we offer Pruning 101, Pruning 102, and Pruning 103 classes. Attendance at Pruning 101 is required to participate in any Trees Atlanta pruning projects. Advanced classes are offered to volunteers and anyone who seeks to further their knowledge and skills for the care of urban trees. View our calendar of events to view upcoming programs, and sign up to receive our volunteer email to receive notices of upcoming classes and pruning projects.