The Art and Practice of Pruning

BIOLGY X 497.30

Pruning of trees is an art, and can allow trees to thrive or fail. Learn how to assess the best form to trim a tree, so that it provides beauty and thrives.


What you can learn.

  • Learn the best timing and frequency for trimming and pruning so the final product is both aesthetically pleasing, and supports growth
  • Introduction to pruning equipment and how to properly care and maintain them
  • Examine plant structure and how pruning can help achieve a desired plant shape
  • Learn the art of trimming small trees, shrubs, roses, and vines

About this course:

Learn how to maintain the artistry and integrity of good landscape design through a variety of pruning practices. This hands-on course explores the fundamentals of trimming small trees, shrubs, roses, and vines, as well as perennials, annuals, and ground covers. Field trips to local residential gardens allow students to gain valuable practical experience in pruning a variety of plants for overall health and vigor. With a few basic tools, students learn the best timing and frequency for deadheading flowers, cutting back, thinning, corrective pruning, training espaliers, topiaries, and more.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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