Join local professionals on Monday, 4/12 at 7 pm to learn to prune trees.


ZOOM CLASS: Tree Pruning - Citizen Pruner Training #2

  • Monday, April 12, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ZOOM VIRTUAL CLASS - you will receive a link to the class in your email after registering.

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a multi-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. There will be a separate registration link for each class. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Citizen Pruner Volunteer for the City is encouraged to take these classes in preparation for volunteering later in the year.

Classes are offered Monday evenings – April 5, 12 and 19, 7-8 PM via Zoom

Register for one or all of the following workshops:

  • "Tree Selection and Plant Care" Monday, April 5, 7-8 pm. Fee: $0-$30. Learn about the best trees, proper planting and care. Instruction provided by Jeanne Grace, City Forester, and Kevin Vorstadt, Forestry Technician.
  • "Training and Pruning Trees" Monday, April 12, 7-8 pm. Fee: $0-$30. Learn about the pruning when trees are young to shape their future, and pruning needs as trees grow. Instruction provided by Jeanne Grace, City Forester, and Kevin Vorstadt, Forestry Technician.
  • "Pruning Shrubs" Monday, April 19, 7-8 pm. Fee: $0-$30. Learn about practices that make shrubs look new again and help them fit in the landscape. Instruction provided by Monika Roth, CCE Tompkins Ag Educator.

There is a $0-$15 per class self-determined sliding scale fee.

These classes are usually part of our Citizen Pruner Volunteer Training and free to anyone who wants to become a Citizen Pruner - a group of dedicated volunteers who meet once each week to prune street trees within the City of Ithaca. If you would like to become a Citizen Pruner, please fill out the following application:

2021 Citizen Pruner Volunteer Application

Please fill out the application and return to Graham Savio at, an electronic file without a signature is fine for now.

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 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.


$0-$30 (self determined sliding scale) fee per class



Graham Savio
Agriculture & Horticulture Issue Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext 159


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

Last updated April 12, 2021