With all of the recent high wind events leading to tree damage and power lines, have you ever wondered how to prune trees in your yard in order to avoid downed limbs all together?

Ryan Fawcett is a graduate student at UMass Amherst. His research focuses on teaching volunteers how to prune trees. It’s part of a recent movement and push for citizen science, which includes citizen forestry and it could actually save money in the long run.

“When these trees are young, we can have volunteers prune trees as opposed to having to pay for experienced arborists,” Fawcett said.

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