Autumn is a great time to assess your woody plants for shape and structure. This demonstration/workshop at Berkshire Botanical Garden on Saturday, September 25 from 10 – 1, will focus on pruning, including: when, why and how to shape, renovate, train or rejuvenate your woody plants. Learn about pruning tools, timing, and specific techniques available to the home gardener. Pruning techniques specifically for both evergreen and deciduous hedges will be covered.
Ken Gooch Massachusetts Certified Arborist, is the Department of Environmental Managementâ€™s Forest Health Specialist for Berkshire County. He is an educator and lectures widely on a variety of topics including forest health, pruning, and arboriculture. Wear waterproof outerwear, boots, and bring pruners. $30 BBG members, $35 non-members. Log on to www.berkshirebotanical.org to register, or call 413-298-3926.