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Proper pruning techniques to be demonstrated

Bryan R. Butler Sr., principal agent in agriculture and nature resources with the University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County, will provide an interactive pruning demonstration in the Grow It Eat It Garden behind the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21.

Butler said he will discuss types of pruning cuts and how to make a proper cut.

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"I try to teach people how to maintain a plant for a long time," Butler said. "I'll discuss pruning for plant health, not aesthetics. We prune to increase vigor or improve structure of the plant."

Butler said he will format the demonstration around the concerns and questions of the audience.

For more information, call 410-386-2760.

410-857-7873

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