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4-Part Pruning Woody Landscape Plants Course

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This workshop is geared toward the back-yard gardener as well as those working in a related field.

Saturdays, March 24 & 31 and April 7 & 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. – Noon
Snow day: Saturday, April 21

Cost: $55.00
Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605

Space is limited to 17 participants


If you would like to be put on a mailing list to receive information on the next Pruning Course, please contact us at 207.667.8212


Saturday, March 24
8:30 – 12:00
Introduction: essentials of pruning
Pruning flowering shrubs
Marjorie Peronto, Extension Educator

Saturday, March 31
8:30 – 12:00
Formative and restorative pruning of landscape trees
Dr. Reeser C. Manley, Horticulturist

Saturday, April 7
8:30 – 12:00
Pruning small fruits (high bush blueberries, grapes, brambles)
Dr. David Handley, UMaine Extension Small Fruit Specialist

Saturday, April 14
8:30 – 12:00
Pruning fruit trees, young and old
Brett Johnston, Orchardist

Saturday, April 21
8:30 – 12:00
Hold: Snow date

Textbook provided: The Pruning Book: Revised and Updated, by Lee Reich, 2010

What to Bring:

On each of the four days we’ll be spending part of the session outside pruning.  Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a thermos of something hot to drink.

  • Tools needed for the course:
  • 1 pair hand pruners
  • 1 pruning saw (7” – 13” blade)
  • 1 pair loppers
  • safety glasses and gloves

If you are going to purchase new tools and don’t know what kind to buy or where to get them, wait until after the first class.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sue Baez at 207.667-8212 or 800.287.1479 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.