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Back to Our Roots Series: Tree Pruning and Care

March 26 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

Join The Brenton Arboretum’s General Manager and Horticulturist Andy Schmitz for a 2 hour hands-on program about tree pruning and care.

You will learn how to make a proper pruning cuts so your tree can seal the wound most efficiently. We will discuss pruning for a central leader, scaffolding branches, and how to make a reduction cut. We will look at the correct tools to use to prune your trees well. The basic techniques learned in this class can be applies to all trees, from oaks to crabapples. We will spend a short time inside the classroom but most of the time will be outside with hands on demonstration and discussion.

Dress for the weather and bring a pair of gloves. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Class size is limited to 20 participants.
Pre-registration is required; registration fee includes a pair of bypass pruners to take home.

Education Program Safety Policies:

The Brenton Arboretum staff continue to closely monitor national and local guidance regarding the status of COVID-19 in our community. In order to protect public health, education program participants must adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the past 14 days, then you must not attend the program. Refunds in full will be issued upon request, otherwise fees collected will be considered donations to support the Arboretum during this time of reduced operations.
  • You must comply with current public health guidelines set forth by the CDC, which include social distancing and the use of masks under certain circumstances when on-site.

Arboretum Venue

Vista Room

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