Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Landscape - Pruning Deciduous Trees Workshop at the Morris Arboretum

The following is information on an upcoming workshop at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania near Philadelphia.

Pruning Deciduous Trees

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rain date: Thursday, October 22
Fee: All day: $110 (including lunch) Fee: Morning only (9 a.m. – 12 noon) $60
Instructor: Iana Turner , Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum
Credits: This course carries 5.5 CEUs for ISA arborists and 1.0 PCH credit for the full day class.
Registration: To register call the Morris Arboretum at 215-247-5777, ext. 125 or 156.

Pruning young trees for healthy structural development is cost-effective care. This class will explain how recent research on pruning has changed both practice and understanding. Age-adjusted pruning strategies will be stressed to maximize tree longevity and structural health. In addition, techniques will be discussed to help tree managers evaluate the arboricultural work of others under their supervision. The morning session will consist of a lecture and a demonstration. The afternoon session will feature supervised, hands-on pruning. Participants may sign up to take the morning part only, or the entire daylong class. Please bring a hand pruner and a small orchard saw for the afternoon session.

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