Pruning a Cherry Tree
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Hands On Pruning Workshop, Monday May 7th, 5:30 - 7:30pm


Citizen Pruner Program Training #4: Hands-on Outdoor Workshop

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Hands-on Workshop, led by Ithaca’s City Forester Jeanne Grace, will allow participants to practice the pruning techniques they learned in the previous classes or sharpen their existing skills. The workshop will be outside and include a tree walk to identify the trees around the CCE Tompkins office and what pruning they might need. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate clothes and footwear for pruning.

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 an in-person only class.

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

Jeanne Grace has worked as City Forester for the City of Ithaca for 14 years. She previously worked on the Asian Long-horned Beetle Eradication program in NYC and holds a BS from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse and an MS in Horticulture from Cornell University. She is a certified Arborist, a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified arborist (TRAQ) and a DEC licensed pesticide applicator.


$0-$30 self determined sliding scale fee (classes are vlaued at $20 per class)



Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194


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

Last updated March 19, 2024