Join local professionals on Monday, 4/16 at 7pm to learn to prune trees.


Tree Pruning - Citizen Pruner Program Training #2

  • Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Jeanne Grace, City Forester and Keith Vanderhye, from Limbwalker Tree Care to learn about proper tree pruning techniques and tools. Instructors will go over shaping, cuts, seasonal tasks and planning for long term tree beauty and health.

Each spring, we offer a 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:

  • "Right Tree, Right Place" Monday, April 9, 7:00-8:30pm, Learn about trees for difficult sites with Dr. Nina Bassuk from Cornell University
  • "Tree Pruning" Monday, April 16, 7:00-8:30pm. Jeanne Grace, City Forester, and Keith Vanderhye of Limbwalker Tree Care, will share their expertise in this session.
  • "Shrub Pruning" Monday, April 23, 7:00-8:30pm with Monika Roth, CCE-Tompkins Ag Educator, will lead this class.
  • "Tree Identification Walk & Pruning Demo" Monday, April 30, 5:30pm. Take a walk around our Fall Creek neighborhood to identify and prune local street trees.

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 4 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



$5 per person.


Monika Roth
Agriculture Specialist (Part-Time)
(607) 272-2292 ext. 126


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