The Art and Practice of Pruning
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.
- Master the art of trimming small trees, shrubs, roses, and vines
- Learn the best timing and frequency for trimming and pruning so the final product is both aesthetically pleasing, and supports growth
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.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
No field trip May 23.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.