The Master Gardener Foundation holds monthly educational meetings, the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August. Meeting locations can vary so check the specific meeting announcement for location. A volunteer appreciation picnic is held in July. Meetings are free to the public and members, and are held in an ADA compatible meeting room. Upcoming programs are advertised in The Columbian, The Reflector, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.
Feb 2nd Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Urban Landscape tree pruning
with Jessica George,
Vancouver Urban Forestry outreach coordinator
Learn pruning basics, such as when and how to make your pruning cuts and overall pruning strategies. Learning how to properly prune your own trees is a terrific way to save money, enjoy your landscape and participate in the care of our urban forest.
Vancouver Urban Forestry hosts community workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. Our workshops are a great place to build on your existing tree knowledge and skills or to take your first steps into the world of tree care and urban forestry stewardship.
Jessica has been the Education & Outreach Coordinator for Vancouver Urban Forestry since 2008. She previously worked for Clackamas County managing a job-training program for at-risk teens, focusing on environmental restoration on county lands. She is and ISA Certified Arborist. Jessica’s current work with Urban Forestry includes coordinating the education and outreach for the program as well as managing volunteer programs and organizing community events and for Urban Forestry, including Tree Stewards Training, TreeTalk Workshops, Arbor Day Celebration, and community tree plantings.
Jesse has worked as an Urban Forestry Specialist with the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry Program for the past 3.5 years. He previously worked at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, the Central Park Conservancy in New York, and for the local non-profit Friends of Trees. He is an ISA certified Arborist and a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Jesse’s current work with the City of Vancouver focuses on all aspects of Urban Forestry including permitting, tree preservation during development, tree planting and pruning, and public outreach & education.
In order to access webinars offered by WSU you must download Zoom onto the device you'll be using. For tips on using Zoom, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/.