Astoria, Recreation
Apr 28, 2013

Trees New York Citizen Pruners Course – Scholarships Available!

Trees New York’s Citizen Pruners Course is happening in May/June 2013 and scholarships are available.

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Image source: TreesNY

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We recently heard from the good folks at Trees New York via Partnerships for Parks regarding the Citizen Pruners Course. This course teaches regular people how to prune street trees on the streets of NYC. The course fee is regularly $100, but certain residents in Western Queens can benefit from a scholarship, drastically reducing the course fee to just $15!

So how do you qualify for the scholarship? All you have to do is make sure you live or work within the 2006 blackout zone – yes, that nasty, disgusting blackout that was a super pain in the butt for the neighborhood (I, personally, was out of power for 8 days). To see if your address qualifies, check out this handy, dandy map. Those addresses within the hot pink boundaries qualify for the 25 scholarships available.

The upcoming classes (5 total in the course) will take place at the Community Room at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102). Here are the dates of the classes:

  • Wednesday, May 22nd – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, May 29th – 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, June 5th – 6-8pm
  • Saturday, June 8th – 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday, June 12th – 6-8pm

Interested? Apply here. Do it for the trees!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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