MONTICELLO, Ill. - Do you have shrubs in your yard? How and when should you prune them? What can you do to ensure shrubs are healthy for years to come? Join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Sarah Vogel for a virtual presentation on pruning tools, timing, tips, and techniques.

How to Prune Shrubs with Cutting Hedge Technology, a Zoom event, will be at 3 p.m. on April 20 and is a great opportunity to learn how to properly prune shrubs and encourage new and healthy growth. Following the presentation, Piatt County Master Gardeners will hold a virtual demonstration on specific pruning methods.

Register for this free event by April 19. Zoom login details will be sent following registration. For more information, please contact Beth Miglin, Extension horticulture coordinator, via email or call 217-762-2191.

The horticulture program is a branch of University of Illinois Extension that provides research-based information and training about soil testing, tree health, lawn care, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, and more. The horticulture program also provides Master Gardener training. Find DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Extension Master Gardeners and Horticulture on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-762-2191. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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