The Craft and art of Pine Pruning

I have some pine trees in my garden strategically placed so on rainy winter days, I can stare out the window and let my mind wander as I enjoy them. Usually a few thoughts come to the forefront. First I appreciate their perseverance. By January, this is a much needed reminder that I can persevere through the rest of winter. Then my thoughts drift to their beauty. Color and shape being the most obvious. But if I am in a real need of a pick-me-up, I begin to massage my pruning plan for how I want them to grow and look in the garden. There is excitement and hope in those trees just waiting to be appreciated.

If you find yourself gazing at your garden pine trees and itching to get your clippers involved then I am offering two classes for you.

The first class will set the ground work for understanding how pine trees grow and what techniques to use for a predictable response. There is a lot of information out there on how to prune pine trees. We will sift through as much as we can so the next time you hear about a technique, you can decide if it is useful for your trees or not. We will talk about Japanese black, red and white pine, scotch pine, shore pine and eastern white pine. We will also brush up on other pines often found in the conifer collectors garden.

In the second class we will talk about how to develop a design plan for your trees. We will talk about how to read your tree and identify features that you can reveal or develop over the years. Using the techniques from the first class we will come up with a 3-5 year plan for a tree (or two) in your garden.

To sign up for both classes, click here. Sunday, January 24th and 31st, 2021 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm via Zoom. $60.00

To sign up for the first class only, click here. Sunday January 24th, 2021 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm via Zoom. $40.00

To sign up for the second class only, click here. (Recommended for those who already have a strong foundation in pine physiology. Both Japanese and North American) January 31st, 2021 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm via Zoom. $40.00.

I hope to see you there!

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