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Tree Pruning II

Learn advanced tree pruning techniques including pollarding, espalier, and pleaching, as well as how to prevent mal-pruning. Discover the art of rehabilitative pruning and gain the knowledge to restore previously damaged trees.

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $30
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  • 2 hours

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this garden class:

This class will show you how, what and when to apply a specific pruning system. This class will cover the natural pruning system, including structural pruning of young trees, as well as mature tree pruning techniques (crown cleaning, crown thinning, crown raising, crown reduction). More formal systems including pollarding, espalier, and pleaching are also covered. Pruning cycles and seasonal timing are discussed. Mal-pruning is defined (tree topping, lion’s tailing, over thinning), and rehabilitative pruning techniques are explained.

This class will show you how, what and when to apply a specific pruning system. You will be introduced to pruning techniques for both young and mature trees, timing and pruning cycles, and how to successfully restore previously mal-pruned trees.

Remote Learning

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.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected]

  • Cancellations more than 6 business days prior to a class are subject to a 15% processing charge (minimum $10).
  • Cancellations with less than 6 business days notice are non-refundable.

If a program is canceled by the school for any reason, a full refund will be made to all enrollees. Refunds may take four weeks to process.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is a unit within the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences and encompasses two sites: the Washington Park Arboretum on the south side of Union Bay and the Center for Urban Horticulture on the north side. The 230-acre Arboretum includes a vibrant collection...

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