Tree Pruning Workshop
Neglecting Young Trees Leads to Delinquency!
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Learning Center, 40 West Main Street, Canton
10:00 to 10:45:Tree Wound Response & Compartmentalization
10:45 to 11:15: Trees and Threes—The Commandments of Pruning
11:15 to 12:00: Why We Prune, & Reality vs. the Literature
12:00 to 12:30: Lunch—Please bring yours. (That’s why it’s free)
12:30 to 2:00: Demo & Hands-on Pruning (Dress for the weather)
SAF and ISA Credits pending
Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are pleased to present a workshop for professionals who care for trees, as well as for anyone who wants to learn proper pruning techniques. You can determine whether a tree lives 15 years or 150 by the way you prune it (or don’t). Developing a strong structure while the trees are young will help reduce injury and problems that can occur with the trees as they grow older.
The workshop will cover when, why and how to prune; assessment, proper cuts, developing good branching habits, looking for defects, correcting problems and how much to prune. Pruning is science, and art. Working on real trees in the field will help participants improve this important skill.
Class is free, but pre-registration is required. Call CCE-St. Lawrence County at (315) 379-9192
Steven Sherwood, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forester
Paul Hetzler, Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension-St. Lawrence County
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