Join local professionals on Monday, 4/22 at 7pm to learn to prune trees.


Training and Pruning Trees - Citizen Pruner Program Training #2

  • Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about Trees and Pruning! Know your trees and how to care for them, including pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 part series of classes offered by Cooperative Extension and the City of Ithaca Forestry Dept. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Citizen Pruner Volunteer for the City is encouraged to take these classes in preparation for volunteering in the summer. Classes are offered Monday evenings – April 15, 22 and 29, 7-8:30 PM at the Cooperative Extension office. Topics include: April 15 – Tree selection and planting care; April 22 – Training and pruning trees; April 29 – Pruning shrubs. There is a $7-15 sliding scale fee to attend individual classes. Sign up for all 3 for $20 total. Following the classroom instruction, there will be a hands-on pruning workshop on Monday, May 6, 5:30 -7:00 PM (for an additional $5). For questions, contact Monika Roth at or call 272-2292 and leave a message.

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:

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

Register online


Sliding Scale (self determined) 7.00-$15.00 / Free for CCE Volunteers


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


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