Extension hosting pruning course



ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a two-part course titled “Introduction to Pruning Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Fruits” at the Hancock County Extension Office in Ellsworth.

The course is scheduled for Thursday mornings, March 26 and April 9, from 8 a.m.-noon.

In each session there will be both classroom and hands-on practice of skills. Participants will gain experience pruning ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit trees and small fruits (blueberries and raspberries).

Course instructors include Marjorie Peronto, Extension educator; Reeser Manley, horticulturist; and Brett Johnston, local orchardist.

The cost of the program is $30. A textbook is provided. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/intro-to-pruning/. Space is limited.

For more information, contact the Hancock County Extension Office at 667-8212 or (800) 279-1479.

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