Pruning Workshops with the Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education

Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education (SAGE)

(Sunday March 2nd bad weather date)
WORKSHOP 1 10:30-12:00
The focus of this workshop will be primarily on younger, mixed variety fruit trees. There
are older trees on the property for discussion and demonstration if time allows. This
session will be held at the home of Gretchen Gould and Davis Terrill on Button Hill Road
in Cuttingsville. You may call their home that morning if needed – 492-2017. All earlier
calls should be directed to Joan Aleshire at 492-3550, please.
WORKSHOP 2 12:30 – 2:00
This workshop will be held at Spring Lake Ranch, in Cuttingsville. The apple trees in this
orchard are primarily 20 years and older. They have been well maintained, though have
not been pruned for a few years. There are also some old apple trees in the vicinity
which can be used for restoration pruning lessons. Unfortunately there is no cell phone
coverage here, and we ask that you not call the Ranch with questions, as we are their
guests. See map for directions and parking information.

Payment & Registration

Payment by cash, or a check made out to Shrewsbury Institute for Agriculture. Please
sign in and pay on the day of the workshop. Space is limited to 15 attendees per session,
so call ahead to register, or if you need to cancel.
Feel free to bring along your hand pruners and/or pruning saw. This is a hands-on
From the south: Spring Lake Rd. is located off Route 103 approximately ¾ mile north of the
village of Cuttingsville. From the north: It is an immediate right after crossing over the Mill
River, about 3 ½ miles from Route 7.
To reach the first session, take Spring Lake Rd., bear left at the fork onto Button Hill Rd. We’ll
gather at the 2nd house on the right. For the second session, follow Spring Lake Rd. to the end,
roughly I mile and you’re there.


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