Introduction to Pruning Landscape Trees, Flowering Shrubs and Small Fruits

We are offering a 2-part Pruning Workshop geared toward the backyard gardener as well as those working in a related field.

Day 1 – Thursday, March 14th – 9 am-NoonM Peronto pruning class

Topic:  Essentials of pruning, practice pruning small landscape trees

Day 2 – Thursday, March 21st – 9 am-Noon

Topic:  Pruning flowering shrubs, highbush blueberries and raspberries.

Snow date: Thursday, March 28th

Cost:  $55

Register Online

Workshop Location:

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County Office
63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Phone: 207-667-8212

Textbook provided: The Pruning Book by Lee Reich

What to Bring

On each of the two 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.

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If you are a person with a disability and need 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.