UMaine Extension Hancock County office offers two-part pruning workshop in March

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a two-part pruning workshop, designed to provide participants with hands-on experience of pruning landscape trees, flowering shrubs, and small fruits. The comprehensive workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on March 14 and 21 at the UMaine Extension Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road.  

Led by retired Extension Educator Marjorie Peronto, the workshop will cover various aspects of pruning, including pruning small landscape trees on the first day, and pruning flowering shrubs, highbush blueberries, and raspberries on the second day. 

The cost is $55 per person. Spaces are limited, early registration is recommended. Participants are required to bring their own tools for the course, including a pair of hand pruners, a pruning saw, a pair of loppers, safety glasses and gloves. If buying new tools or unsure about what kind to buy or where, it is recommended to wait until after attending the first class. Each attendee will receive a copy of “The Pruning Book” by Lee Reich, a comprehensive guide to pruning techniques and principles.

Participants are also advised to dress appropriately for the weather, as part of the session will take place outside.

For more information or to register, visit the program webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation contact Suzanne Baez,, 207.667.8212.