0422PRU Pruning Certificate

This three-part program, taught by Mike Tanzini of Ted Collins Tree & Landscape, will cover the principles and techniques of pruning shrubs and small trees in the home landscape. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with in-field demonstrations presented at the appropriate time of year. Classes may be taken individually if there is room; with preference given to Certificate students. Session I or another pruning class is a prerequisite for the other sessions.

Register for the certificate below. To register for individual classes, click on the class titles.

Pruning Certificate: Members $94, Non-members $130

Take this along with the Rochester Civic Gardener's Certificate -  Both certificates: Members $244, Non-members $334.

Professional credits: 

Many of our classes qualify for CNLP credits. If you are interested in becoming a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional, visit the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association's website for more information.

If you are a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional and would like continuing education credits for these classes, email Judy at rcgcjh@frontiernet.net or call 585/473-5130.

3 classes:

0422PR Pruning Session I: The Basics
Saturday, April 22, 9 am-12 noon
This session will cover the basic principles of pruning trees and shrubs, including techniques, timing, and the proper equipment. The class will go outside for demonstrations on the grounds of Warner Castle, weather permitting, so dress accordingly.

0506DS Pruning Session II: Dormant-Season Pruning
Saturday, May 6, 9 am-12 noon
Head out into the field to learn new skills. The dormant season is a good time to see plant structure and accomplish many pruning tasks. Renovation of overgrown shrubs, pruning of small trees, and corrective pruning will be discussed and demonstrated. Directions will be emailed (or mailed) before the class. Members $36, non-members $46.

0617SP Pruning Session III: Summer Pruning
Saturday, June 17, 9 am-12 noon
Many early-blooming trees and shrubs produce flowers on the previous year’s wood, and these are best pruned now, after flowering. Summer is also a good time to shape and thin plants. Learn how to properly prune flowering trees and shrubs, as well as broadleaf evergreens and conifers. Directions to the class site will be emailed (or mailed) before the class.

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