Staff and Volunteer Training

Do you own a landscape, design, or tree care business and are looking to enhance the expertise and skills of your employees? Or do you coordinate volunteer groups who provide a valuable service to your organization and you would like to offer an educational opportunity? Contact me to discuss customized training that can include any of the following components:

  • Modules: Tree Pruning | Shrub Pruning | Tree, Shrub, and Vine Planting | Roots and Soils | Annuals & Perennials: ID and Care | Weed ID and Management | Top New England Landscape Trees | Top New England Landscape Shrubs

  • Lecture and/or demonstration

  • Hands-on pruning field practica

  • Educational handouts

  • Post-training testing

  • CEU's available for MA Certified Arborists, ISA Certified Arborist, and MCLP

Our properties’ shrubs have never looked better! Jen has held a small tree and shrub pruning class for my crew at our Hancock Village site for the last three years. Both in the class and in the field, she covers and reviews all the aspects of ornamental pruning. She teaches everything from the various plants we are working with and the recommended pruning types for each, as well as the proper timing, the right equipment, and safety.

She has a fun and positive personality and her approach to teaching helps everyone improve their skills and want to learn more.

tim dolan, chestnut hill realty

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A little collaboration goes a long way, and sometimes it's helpful to have another professional weigh in on your client's landscape. Contact me to schedule a consultation where we can discuss and explore solutions to your customers' garden challenges.

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Your services have been met with great enthusiasm from my staff. They have become more engaged with their daily work as a result of the techniques you have shared. The bang for the buck is outstanding! The University administration has been impressed with the crew’s improved attitude... the combination of inside and outside training is a big plus for an inexperienced crew. I believe hands-on training is always the best when it comes to pruning and plant identification. My staff appreciates the time you spend with each and every one of them individually. The passionate attitude you have about teaching is reflective in my staff wanting more.

 UMASS, Lowell


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