The Smyrna Shade Tree Commission will present "The Art and Science of Pruning" from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Perkins Homestead, 36 S. Main St., Smyrna.

The program, which will be led by Shade Tree Commission member Quentin Schlieder, will include demonstrations on how to properly prune shrubs and trees. The program will cover recommended pruning tools, pruning priorities, when to prune, types of pruning cuts, angle and placement of cuts and plant forms and how to properly maintain them. Participants will receive printed educational materials and will have the opportunity to discuss their own plant maintenance issues. Refreshments will be served following the conclusion of the presentation.

Although the symposium is free, registration is required by Oct. 27 to 653-6449.