Saturday, February 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Fruit Tree Pruning at The Shirley-Eustis House

The Shirley-Eustis House, a National Historic Landmark house museum and carriage house in Roxbury, Massachusetts is pleased to announce a fruit tree pruning workshop will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Please join the Shirley-Eustis House, Boston Urban Forest Council and Boston Natural Areas Network for a free workshop presentation entitled Fruit Trees: Pruning and Care at the Shirley-Eustis House, 33 Shirley Street, Boston.

Routine pruning is vital for healthy fruit trees. In this hands-on workshop, experts will demonstrate basic tree pruning techniques and guide you as you help prune the Shirley-Eustis House orchard trees.  The workshop will teach you how and when to make pruning cuts, methods to boost the production of quality fruit and strategies to improve the health of fruit tree orchards.

Please register for this event by calling 617-542-7696 or by emailing This event is free and open to the public. All pruning tools and equipment will be provided but we ask that you provide your own gloves and eye protection gear.