Western MN Pruning Workshop

November 15, 2019

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM​​

University of Minnesota – Crookston

Join us for another full day of tree pruning discussion along with hands-on training and practice. We’ll cover small, medium, and large tree pruning methods with a focus on developmental and structural pruning used to reduce long-term stem and limb failure. Temporary and permanent supplemental support systems will also be discussed and demonstrated.

We plan to follow up and build upon concepts and techniques from the 2018 workshop. We will also revisit some of the trees pruned last year to evaluate and plan for future maintenance.

Participants will be allowed to practice at-height work techniques, including ladder and rope and saddle systems. Little to no climbing or pruning experience is needed to participate at this workshop, but more advanced techniques will be discussed for those with more experience.

Please bring your favorite pruning and climbing gear with you to the workshop. There will be some equipment available for those wanting to try rope and saddle climbing who do not have their own gear. All participant life support gear will be subject to inspection before use at the workshop.

Instructors: Chad Giblin, Liam McClannahan 


ISA CEUs available
Full recertification for MN Licensed Tree Inspectors​


$110​ per participant
$95 per participant for groups of 4 or more​

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after November 8.

If you are no longer able to attend, a substitute individual is welcome to take your place, but please email MSA with the name and contact information of the person who will be attending. ​


​Please email any questions to: Chad Giblin (gibli002@umn.edu) or Liam McClannahan (mccla053@umn.edu)​