Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a 3-part training series for individuals who wish to become Citizen Pruner Volunteers AND for members of the general public who just want to know more about trees and how to care for them. Classes cover pruning of trees and shrubs in a 3 part series- take one or all! 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 CCE-Tompkins.
Take one or all of the following workshops:
There is a $7-$15 per class self-determined sliding scale fee. Sign up for all 3 for $20 total. REGISTER AND PAY ON THE LINK BELOW.
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 email@example.com or call 272-2292 and leave a message.
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.
$7-$15 (self determined sliding scale) per class, $20 for series; FREE for volunteers
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555