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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15

What you'll learn in this gardening class:

This two hour slideshow covers the three main forms of mal-pruning: tree topping, inappropriate shearing of trees and shrubs, and over-thinning. Then we compare and contrast mal-pruning with bona-fide examples of pruning art: pollarding, cloud pruning, topiary, pleaching, and coppicing. The class ends on a humorous note as slides are shown of "The Good, the Bad, and the Bizarre".

This lecture series is designed for those who work in landscape maintenance. Each lecture provides information on tools and techniques for quality pruning with better long-term results and customer satisfaction.

Three forms of mal-pruning will be explained and compared with bona-fide examples of pruning art such as pleaching, pollarding, and coppicing.


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This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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Public and Professional Classes Refund Policy: Cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected] Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% processing charge (minimum $10). Cancellations with less than one week’s notice are non-refundable. If a program is canceled by UW Botanic Gardens for any reason, a full refund will be made to all enrollees. Refunds may take four weeks to process.
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