Prune-A-Palooza! Pruning and Woody Vines Workshop – March 11

Back by popular demand! MA Certified Horticulturist Jen Kettell returns to present two programs back to back: Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs and Woody Vines.

Saturday, March 11
10am-11am   Intro to Pruning slide presentation
11am-noonish   Interactive Demo (+ short break)
12pm-1pm   Woody Vines slide presentation

Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs includes a 60 minute indoor slide presentation followed by an interactive outdoor demonstration. In this pruning primer attendees will learn about pruning objectives, appropriate tools and personal protective gear, pruning techniques, timing, and where to seek additional resources.

After a quick break Jen will follow up with the 60 minute indoor slide presentation Woody Vines. This presentation will introduce woody vines for the garden – the twining, winding plants that send cascades of blossoms over stone walls, trellises, and fences.

This 3-hour event will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am – 1pm. PLEASE NOTE: you are welcome to come to any one, two or all three hours of this program. You may attend just the slide presentations, just the outdoor pruning demonstration, or any combination. Attendance for all three hours is not required!

Jen Kettell is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. For more than a decade, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. Now she shares her passion for teaching horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. She is a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, New England Wildflower Society, and the Arnold Arboretum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Georgetown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Free presentation! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.