Local arborist Tom Jackson will lead a fall pruning workshop at Merryspring Nature Center Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon

The workshop will cover the what, where, why and how of fall pruning. After a short discussion, Jackson will lead the group of participants onto the Merryspring grounds to demonstrate proper pruning practices for backyard shrubs and trees for both overwintering and promoting growth in spring. Guests are encouraged to bring clippers along to practice on the Merryspring flora.

Jackson is the owner and operator of Jackson Landscape Service in Camden.

This class is part of the Weekend Workshop series sponsored by Camden Real Estate. The cost is free for Merryspring members with a nominal fee of $5 for nonmembers.

Merryspring is a member-supported, nonprofit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or visit merryspring.org.