Balto TreeKeepers Young Tree Pruning 4

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, February 18th, 1 p.m., we will be pruning young trees growing on the rear hillside of the school property known as KASA (formerly the Green School Academy). The rear hillside is located across from an apartment complex with the address of 201 N Rock Glen Rd 21229. Meet up at the top of the hillside.

Volunteers helped Blue Water Baltimore plant these trees several years ago. Now its time to shape them up. Help prune out crossing branches, co-dominant leaders, sucker growth, etc. Blue Water Baltimore will lead this pruning workshop.

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/snow date is Sunday, Feb 19th, 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.