Pruning Shrubs

Join local tree pruning professionals on Thursday, 4/14 at 7 pm for shrub pruning class.


Citizen Pruner Training #2: Ornamental Shrub Pruning

  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 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 4 Thursday evenings in April – April 7, 14 and 21, 7-8:30 PM via Zoom, April 

28th, 5:30-7:30pm, in person.

Register for one or all of the following workshops:

  • "Tree Selection and Care" Thursday, April 7th, 7-8:30 pm.
  • "Pruning Shrubs" Thursday, April 14, 7-8:30 pm.
  • "Training and Pruning Trees" Thursday, April 21, 7-8:30 pm.
  • "Hands On Pruning Workshop" (probably) at Ithaca Farmers Market Thursday April 28, 5:30 - 7:30pm.

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. For all other students, classes are offered at a pay-what-you-can sliding scale.

Class Recording: All classes are recorded so if you cannot make the live class, you can watch the video however only participants who have registered in advance for the class will have access to the video recording which is sent 48 hours later to registrants. Register and pay below.

Our goal is to help our areas gardeners have access to this knowledge, free from financial barriers. We have several scholarship spots in each class. If you would like a scholarship spot, please reach out to Maria Christian at


$0-$40 (self determined sliding scale) per class



Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


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Last updated December 15, 2022