Saturday, April 17, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Pruning Fundamentals

If you are out in the Berkshires on weekends, you may be interested in attending The New England Wild Flower Society’s workshop on pruning, to be conducted on Saturday, April 17, from 10 – 1, at Hilltown Tree & Garden in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.  Join certified arborist and horticulturist Jim McSweeney to learn pruning basics that will benefit both the novice and advanced gardener. Proper pruning improves both the health and structure of woody plants, and allows the gardener to influence the aesthetic qualities of trees and shrubs. This workshop covers pruning methods for new and established plantings in the home landscape. Learn how to select basic tools, make a proper cut, determine which branches to cut, and the correct time to prune for different species. Bring hand pruners and a saw and leave the workshop with skills to take on most basic pruning issues in the home landscape. (You won’t be harnessed in like the fellow below, don’t worry!)  $33 for NEWFS members, $39 for nonmembers, and you may register at