Pruning Principles and Practices
This course combines class study and hands–on pruning, matching knowledge to practice. Topics include woody plant structure and physiology as they relate to pruning; correct pruning techniques and tools; pruning timing; and pruning as an integral part of plant health care. Pruning of trees and shrubs, conifers and broadleaves, and evergreen and deciduous plants is covered. Creation and maintenance of hedges is considered, along with authentic pollarding techniques. Come dressed for field work, and bring bypass pruners if you have them.
This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate.

Required Text
Gilman, Edward F.,
An Illustrated Guide to Pruning
Publisher: Albany, NY: Delmar
Available Sessions
This course contains no sessions