Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Pruning 101

Passionate about helping D.C.’s trees stay strong and healthy? Join Casey Trees and the Department of Parks and Recreation in helping our young city trees grow up strong and live long.

Pruning 101 will teach you the fundamentals of tree pruning and methods to encourage healthy tree structure. Trees with good structure are more resistant to storms and other natural forces. Learn new skills, make some friends, and ensure a healthy tree canopy!

Register Now for Pruning 101
Dec 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.| Banneker Recreation Center | 2500 Georgia Ave NW

The other great thing? Pruning is a perfect winter activity when planting is not an option, so you can continue contributing to our canopy year round!

This workshop begins in the classroom with an introduction to the basics of tree pruning. Then participants will head outdoors and practice these principles on small and young trees. You will learn how to use manual tools ranging from hand pruners to pole saws.

Open to the general public for anyone interested in learning how to prune young trees using hand tools. Further training will be provided by Casey Trees in the future for those looking to expand their skillset.

Register Now! Spots will fill up fast.

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