Thomaston Garden Club hosts fruit tree pruning workshop

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Garden Club is hosting a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Monday, March 20, at 4 p.m., at the Knox Museum in Thomaston. Liz Stanley, from the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension in Knox and Lincoln counties will be teaching the basics of pruning small trees and shrubs.

These include:

-Reasons for pruning: Plant health, safety, aesthetics, and to a certain extent, the size of the plant while deferring to the plant's natural form.

- Techniques and types of pruning cuts: heading cuts, thinning cuts and how they work based on plant physiology.

- Options for pruning multi-stemmed shrubs.

- Options for pruning single trunked shrubs and small trees.

- Tool safety and tool care.

- Why you might want to contact a licensed Maine Arborist instead of doing it yourself

- Some hands-on pruning with different types of tools.


The event is open to the community and there is no charge.

“Come out and join us for a fun learning event,” said Thomaston Garden Club, in a news release.

To learn more about the Thomaston Garden Club, go to

Event Date: 

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Knox Museum


Knox Museum
Thomaston, ME 04861
United States