Pruning for Professionals
When: Thu., Mar. 22, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
Where: University of Scranton
Loyola Science Center, Rm. 133
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505
registration deadline: March 15, 2018
Pruning for Professionals is designed to teach the fundamentals of pruning shrubs and small trees in the landscape. Participants will learn pruning theory, terminology, and plant biological response in the morning. The classroom session is followed by a hands-on session outdoors in the afternoon where pruning theory will be applied in the field.
Who Should Attend?
The program is intended for commercial landscapers and grounds maintenance personnel.
To Be Covered
- Renovate and maintain evergreen and deciduous shrubs
- Prune trees correctly, reducing the potential for decay
- The difference between removal, reduction, and heading cuts
- Perform various types of tree and shrub pruning
- Thin our small flowering trees
- Select and use the proper tools to prune
- Perform work that meets the ANSI A300 Part 1
- National Tree Pruning Standards and Z133 Safety Standards
More Details / What to Bring
Each participant will receive an extensive reference packet, including a copy of ISA’s Pruning Best Management Practices (a $15.00 value) and learn in a small classroom setting.
Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring hand tools for the afternoon session.
08:30 am Registration / Coffee & Refreshments
09:00 am Pruning Basics - Biology, Terminology & Pruning Types
10:00 am Pruning Ornamental Trees
10:30 am Pruning Conifers
10:45 am Deciduous & Evergreen Shrubs
11:15 am Understanding National Pruning Standards - ANSI A300 Part 1 (2017) & the ANSI Z133 Safety Standards
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
01:00 pm Outdoor Session: Hands-on Pruning Put concepts into practice in the field - pruning various species on campus. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring hand tools.
J. Craig Williams