AE21 Pruning Woody Plants in the Home Landscape

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Monday February 15

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM


Pruning Woody Plants in the Home Landscape


Instructor: Ben Pick

$35 Member | $45 Non-member

BREG Elective (2 hours)


Correctly pruning woody trees and shrubs improves their general appearance and promotes plant health. In this On-Demand course, professional horticulturalist Ben Pick will discuss and demonstrate various types of pruning -- structural, aesthetic, regenerative, and corrective -- along with tools, techniques and timing, for successful pruning of small trees and flowering shrubs. Though it can be hard to know where to start, what to cut and what to leave, to keep trees and shrubs in your landscape healthy and beautiful, this class will help both with providing a thorough and practical approach while instilling confidence.

*Class available on-demand the week of February 15th. 


Ben Pick grew up in Asheville and has been deeply influenced by his time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since graduating from NC State University in Horticulture Design, he has traveled and gained experience in many different gardens. He now runs a small garden services company, Meadow Edge LLC, and also co-owns a specialty plant nursery, Saturnia Farm, in Clyde, North Carolina. 


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