Course DescriptionLearn 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.
Course OutlinePruning 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.