February 27, 2021
Intro to Pruning for Beginners with UC Marin Master Gardeners Margaret Chu & Betty Jennings
Saturday, February 27, 2021
This is an introductory class to pruning woody plants. We will cover basic plant biology, the fundamental vocabulary of pruning, the categories of trees, the reasons for pruning, when to prune, the steps in pruning, the basic pruning tools and the fundamental pruning cuts. You will learn how a tree grows and how it will react to pruning. The goal of this workshop is to provide a basic understanding of where, why and how to prune that will enable attendees to maintain healthy and visually pleasing trees.
Margaret Chu and Betty Jennings are Marin Master Gardener Pruning Guild Journeyman Pruners. Through the Pruning Guild, they have had two years of extensive lecture and hands-on training from certified aesthetic pruners. With their years of continued Pruning Guild membership, they have further advanced their pruning knowledge and skills as well as their teaching skills.
This event is in partnership with the UC Marin Master Gardeners and the Commons Foundation.