Balto TreeKeepers Young Tree Pruning 1

Learn by doing! Work in small groups with people who enjoy being outdoors. Learn to perform minor pruning cuts that will help your tree develop healthy branch structure. (Participation may qualify towards Baltimore TreeKeepers Tree Pruning certification – www.baltimoretreetrust.org for details on the Baltimore TreeKeepers program.)

On Saturday, January 7th, 10 am, we will be pruning young trees growing in the 33rd St roadway median in the 900 block at Ellerslie Ave in Baltimore City.

All pruning will be done with your feet-on-the-ground using hand tools. Due to the location of this activity, it may not be appropriate for young children. Rain date is Sunday, January 8th, 1–3pm.

Gloves, tools, and safety vests will be available for use but you may bring your own sharp, clean pruners and saws. City Forestry will pickup up the cuttings that we accumulate.

This workshop is part of the Baltimore TreeKeepers program – a series of free classes open to the public teaching tree stewardship and best urban forestry management practices. Certification as a Tree Planting Leader and a Tree Pruning Expert is available to those who complete the program requirements.