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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

When: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: 

In-person class at BBG

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 a smooth transition to a new site. Consider the differences between bare-root, container-grown and balled-and-burlapped trees, and understand the importance of siting. Participants should dress for the weather and bring pruners and work gloves.


Ken Gooch is the Forest Health Program Director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. He is a long-time instructor for Berkshire Botanical Garden.


Advance registration is required.

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