Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tree Pruner Certification

I have been such a lazy blogger of late that I never talked about the Citizen Pruner Certification classes I took in October...

It is a series of four classes held at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Taught by master arborist, Chris Roddick, it is obviously a rough life for a street tree! The most important aspect of street tree maintenance is actually watering! Street trees have such compromised root space that rain water is often not absorbed... So don't forget to water your trees!
When you pass the exam the NYC Parks Dept. sends you a really cool card to keep in your wallet. This way, when I'm out there messing around with some street tree and some body harasses me, I just flash the card! It's actually going to be handy for work purposes... that and watering!

2 comments:

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

On my long, long list of "things to do"!

Anonymous said...

Does your "cool" card cooler than mine? I think we were in the same class but I vaguely remember anyone except that cheerfyl guy who is a former cop.