The Haddonfield Branch Managers are offering their Tree Pruning Short Course, a training workshop for residents interested in learning about and assisting with tree pruning. The Branch Managers is a volunteer street tree pruning and tree advocacy group sponsored by the Haddonfield Shade Tree Commission. This hands-on outdoor workshop will be offered on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and, again, on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meet-up location is at the corner of Heritage and West Atlantic Avenue in Haddonfield. There is a $10 cost per person, payable in cash or check, which includes training materials and the use of tools.
Participants will learn the right techniques using the right tools to prune their trees and shrubs. The Short Course is also the entry to joining the Branch Managers. Now starting their sixth season, the Branch Managers meet regularly to improve Haddonfield’s tree-lined streets by pruning small shade trees, removing excess mulch and ivy and trimming girdling roots. They also document the status of the Borough trees and communicate with Public Works about trees requiring additional attention. All work is done at street level and fully supervised.
In addition to volunteers who want to participate in pruning, the Branch Managers need educators for their outreach programs on Earth Day, at the Haddonfield Farmers Market and other events, and organizers for the regular work days and other activities.
To pre-register for the Tree Pruning Short Course or for more information on the Branch Managers or the training program, contact Jane Berkowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.