Berkshire Botanical Garden
Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop led by arborist Ken Gooch. All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem shrub and planting a small tree. Learn how to successfully transplant shrubs through correct timing,placement, and techniques designed to create minimal disturbance and ensure smooth transition to a new site. Consider the differences between bare-root, container-grown, or balled-and-burlapped trees, and understand the importance of siting.
Participants should dress warmly and bring pruners and work gloves; dress for the weather.
Ken Gooch is the Forest Health Program Director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. His is a long-time instructor for the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.
Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration from a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost.
Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.