Learn to Prune Trees & Shrubs

  • Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Each spring, we offer a FREE training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers and for members of the general public. Take one or all of the following workshops:

  • "Growing Trees in Difficult Sites" - Monday, 4/10, 7:00-8:30pm with Dr. Nina Bassuk, Cornell Urban Horticulture Institute
  • "Pruning Shrubs" - Monday, 4/17, 7:00-8:30pm, with Monika Roth, Agriculture Educator at CCE-Tompkins
  • Tree Pruning" - Monday, 4/24, 7:00-8:30pm, with City Forester Jeanne Grace, and Keith Vanderhye of Limbwalker Tree Care

About the Citizen Pruner Volunteer Program:

Citizen Pruner Volunteers get LOTS of hands-on pruning practice helping to maintain street trees and shrubs in the City of Ithaca. After 3 training sessions at Cooperative Extension, volunteers work once a week from May to October and are free to come weekly or as time permits. Staff from Extension and the City are always on hand during work sessions to help guide volunteers in making pruning decisions.To volunteer or sign up for the classes, call (607) 272-2292 ext. 126 or email Monika Roth at mr55@cornell.edu.


There is no fee to attend these classes, however, donations of $5-10 are accepted.


Monika Roth
Agriculture Issue Leader; SCNY Regional Ag Team member
(607) 272-2292 ext. 126


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555