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Pruning Woody Plants in the Home Landscape

ONSITE | Thursday, June 29, 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ben Pick

$55 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 20


Correctly pruning woody trees and shrubs improves their general appearance and promotes plant health. Professional horticulturist Ben Pick leads this workshop that combines demonstration of various types of pruning -- structural, aesthetic, regenerative, and corrective -- along with a comprehensive overview of tools, techniques and timing, for successful pruning of small trees and flowering shrubs. Though it can be hard to know where to start, what to cut and what to leave, to keep trees and shrubs in your landscape healthy and beautiful, this interactive class will help provide a thorough and practical approach to pruning, while instilling confidence with some up-close examples in the garden.

Ben Pick grew up in Asheville and has been deeply influenced by his time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since graduating from NC State University in Horticulture Design, he has traveled and gained experience in many different gardens. He now runs a small garden services company, Meadow Edge LLC, and also co-owns a specialty plant nursery, Saturnia Farm, in Weaverville, North Carolina.

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June 29, 2023


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