Pruning demonstration to be held in Thomaston

Posted May 07, 2012, at 1:15 p.m.
Last modified May 07, 2012, at 5:57 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — A tree pruning demonstration is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19.

Peter Lammert, Thomaston’s tree warden, will lead the pruning demonstration around the Village Cemetery showing the pruning that has been done in the past and what should have been done.

Those who want to see the demonstration should meet at the white cemetery building on Erin Street before 10 a.m.

Lammert is the cemetery sexton and has tried to correct problems with Norway maples that were planted in the cemetery, according to a news release.

Growing traits of species will be discussed as well as the damage contract nurseries do to produce a tree that the consumer will like, the release from Lammert states. Lammert also will demonstrate a noninvasive system that helps trees support weak lateral branches.

Lammert is a licensed Maine arborist and forester and has been planting trees since he was 8 years old.

The event will be rescheduled if it rains. For information, call Lammert at 354-8000.