Learning to prune has never been easier ... or more fun!
This is the primary class of the series Master Pruner courses given by Cass Turnbull. It covers basic pruning of ornamental trees
and shrubs as well as creative solutions to the overgrown or over-planted garden. The types of pruning cuts are shown and discussed.
The concept of the "pruning budget" is introduced. Plants are divided into three categories according to their natural habits and pruning
techniques given for each. Before and after slides of pruning and diagrams will be used to illustrate pruning for size reduction
and pruning for definition (thinning). Viewers will gain insight into the process of yard renovation, where pruning is
but one tool in restoring a garden.
slideshow describes the three most common forms of mal-pruning (tree topping, over-thinning of trees and shrubs,
and inappropriate shearing) and how to fix trees and shrubs which have been mal-pruned. Included is a discussion
of water-sprouts, suckers, radical renovation techniques, and crown restoration.
to prune butterfly bushes, lavatera, heather, lavender, rockroses, broom, and witch hazel, winter sweet and double-file viburnum. Some
plants get cut to the ground annually, others are barely touched or all hell breaks loose. Find out which ones
are which, as well as which plants which are commonly--and appropriately--sheared every year. Also mentioned: perovskia,
senecio greyi, smokebush, redtwig dogwood, and others. Stooling, coppicing and radical renovation techniques are described.
This PowerPoint slideshow follows PlantAmnesty from its inception in 1987 to becoming a successful 1000
member organization. As a "mock militant" group PlantAmnesty has raised awareness of the need for better plant care by getting the problem in the news.
The crusade to end tree topping has lead to similar campaigns across the country, but no one does it quite like we do!
This PowerPoint presentation covers pruning Japanese upright
maples (fan pruning), Japanese laceleaf maples (shell pruning), pruning bamboo, pruning pines (cloud pruning) and tamamono shearing of lower story plants.