March 23, 2019 1:00 pm

for structure and sustainability with Tom Ingersoll and Melissa LeVangie, Massachusetts Certified Arborists. Are your shrubs a mass of leafy-stems with no flowers or looking dead in the center? Proper pruning that starts at planting time can help with a host of problems:  improving form and aesthetics, boosting disease and pest resistance, maximizing fruit and flower production, etc.  Tom and Melissa will explain and entertain while demonstrating various techniques for enhancing the structure and health of your favorite shrubs. Special note: Earlier afternoon class than usual should encourage attendees to sign up for both if wanted. The brief break in the middle will allow for stepping out for lunch or eating a bag lunch in the store. Ward’s is located at 600 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week. March hours extend from 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm. For more information call 413-528-0166 or visit our website for pre-registration at