Learn best practices for structural pruning and get hands-on practice with a combination of online and in-person classes at The Morton Arboretum.
Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant.
In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees. Learn to maintain the plant’s natural character and create a strong branch structure, eliminating future problems.
Get started at home with self-paced online materials, which will cover key principles, techniques, and vocabulary with interactive e-learning modules and videos. Then get hands-on practice in the field with a trained horticulturist on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum.
How Online Classes Work:
- To access the online materials, you will log into TreeLearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal. Instructions for accessing TreeLearning will be sent to registrants on the day the course begins. You have access to the online course materials for 60 days.
- Complete self-paced e-learning modules with reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding.
- The self-guided portion will take approximately 90 minutes. It does not need to be completed in one sitting, but you must complete it before your in-person class session.