Extension offering pruning course



ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a four part course in pruning woody landscape plants at the Hancock County Extension Office in Ellsworth.

The course is scheduled for Saturday mornings, March 24 and 31 and April 7 and 14, from 8:30 to 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, grapes and raspberries).

Course instructors include Marjorie Peronto, Extension educator; Reeser Manley, horticulturist; David Handley, UMaine Extension small fruits specialist; and Brett Johnston, local orchardist.

The cost of the program is $55. A textbook is provided.

Pre-registration is required and can be done online at: http://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/pruning-woody-landscape-plants/.

Space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, March 16.

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