Pruning Shrubs

Join local tree pruning professionals on April 16, 5:00- 7:00 pm for shrub pruning class.


Citizen Pruner Training #3: Ornamental Shrub Pruning

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join retired CCE Tompkins Ag Educator, Monika Roth, who will guide you on best practices for pruning shrubs, from maintenance to rejuvenation. Shrubs are long lasting parts of our gardens - offering flowers, screening, and habitat. With good care, shrubs can be beautiful, healthy, and productive for decades.

Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a multi-part training series for individuals who want to learn best practices for selecting, planting, caring for, and pruning ornamental trees and shrubs. The classes are part of a 3-part hybrid series, with a final hands-on workshop - take one or all. There will be a separate registration link for each class.

This class series gives the basics to start as a Citizen Pruner Volunteer for the City. Citizen Pruners are stewards of the city's trees. Throughout the warm months, interested folks gather with experienced foresters at weekly volunteer sessions to prune city trees.

This class is being offered both In-person or Via Zoom.

Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Register for one or all of the following workshops:

Monika Roth is a retired Extension Agriculture & Horticulture educator with a degree in Plant Science. She was integral to starting the Citizen Pruner volunteer program and has been involved in organizing classes and working with volunteers since its inception in 1990. She teaches the shrub pruning class because she loves to prune, and it is gratifying to see the results of pruning.


$0-$30 self determined sliding scale fee (class is valued at $20)



Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194


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

Last updated March 19, 2024