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.
-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 www.ThomastonGardenClub.org.
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