Pruning for Professionals

Landscape professionals are invited to join us and learn the fundamentals of pruning shrubs and small trees in the landscape.
Pruning for Professionals - Workshops
Language: English

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When: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
(9:00 AM - 3:30PM)

Where: Lysock View Complex
542 County Farm Rd.
Montoursville, Pennsylvania 17754

registration deadline: October 24, 2018
11:59 p.m.

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.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

08:30 am Registration / Coffee and Refreshments

09:00 am Pruning Basics - Biology, Terminology, and Pruning Types

10:00 am Pruning Ornamental Trees

  • Thinning and Cleaning
  • Reducing Crown Size
  • Raising the Crown
  • Structural and Directional Pruning
  • Training Your Trees

10:30 am Pruning Conifers

10:45 am Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs

  • Thinning and Rejuvenation
  • Pruning Hedges

11:15 am Understanding National Pruning Standards - ANSI 300 Part 1 (2017) and ANSI Z133 Safety Standards

12:00 pm Lunch (provided) Panera Bread "You Pick Two Boxed Lunch"

01:00 pm Outdoor Session: Hands-on Pruning


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