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Tree Care for Gardeners

Feb. 11, 2022 1 p.m. to Feb. 25, 2022 4 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Whether you are an amateur or professional horticulturist, you are a steward of the landscape, and probably spend more time than anyone among the flowers, shrubs, and trees. This course is designed for those who might not necessarily be the first to climb 100 feet up an Eastern White Pine or wrangle the chainsaw to fell a dead 36" American elm. The goal of this class is to empower horticulturists and others to better understand the largest plants in the landscape. Learn from a MA Certified Arborist, Tom Ingersoll, the basics of tree biology and identification, the tree’s role in the ecosystem, proper selection, siting, planting considerations, pruning of young trees, fertilization, pest identification, and when to call in the professionals!


Tom Ingersoll is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist and also certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). He owns and operates Ingersoll Land Care in Sheffield, MA, and has worked in the landscape industry for the past 28 years. His passion is tree care and he serves both public and private clients in the tri-state region. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and The Sheffield Tree Project.

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