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Merritt College Aesthetic Pruning Classes:

 

Spring 2021 

 
NOTE: All Spring 2021 classes will be held online. Please click here for registration and payment information.

January
  
01/23/21 - 9:30am - 4:20pm
Introduction to Aesthetic Pruning - LH800
Instructor: Chris Ingram
Introduction to aesthetic pruning of ornamental trees: Assessment of the tree and setting, timing and procedures for achieving a desired result.
Location: Online
Fee: $78
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
  
01/30/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees - LH848
Instructor: Grant Foerster
Pruning of the majority of deciduous fruit trees grown in the Bay Area.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
 
February
 
02/06/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
The Art of the Wisteria - LH881
Instructor: Pete Churgel
Pruning and training of wisteria. Identification and discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the different species of wisteria, and explanation of the growth and training methods to provide optimal flowering. Problem solving.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
  
02/20/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Finding the Essence of a Tree - LH803
Instructor: Pete Churgel
Identification of different tree forms such as slant, formal upright, windswept, and clump: Pruning techniques for these various forms.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses

02/27/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
The Art of Pruning Deciduous Trees and Shrubs - LH801
Instructor: Chris Ingram
Study of the art of pruning deciduous trees: Dormant pruning of trees, pruning containerized trees and shrubs, techniques to improve winter silhouette.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
 
March
 
03/06/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Introduction to Bonsai - LH839A
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Bonsai as an art and science: Five basic styles, branch placement of trees, scale of proportion, use of wire, pruning, transplanting, care.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses

03/13/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Pruning Maples - LH810
Instructor: Pete Churgel
Study of the techniques needed to prune maple trees: Seasonal pruning, proper care, trouble analysis, winter silhouette and form enhancement.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
 
03/20/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Pruning Flowering Trees and Shrubs - LH804
Instructor: Jocelyn Cohen
Pruning, styling and care of most of the flowering trees & shrubs found in East Bay gardens: When to prune, selection of tree form, and fertilization.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
 
April
  
04/10/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Pruning California Native Trees and Shrubs - LH831
Instructor: Jocelyn Cohen
Study of the techniques needed to prune California native trees and shrubs: Seasonal pruning, proper care, trouble analysis, winter silhouette and form enhancement.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses

04/10/21 & 04/11/21, 04/17/21 & 04/18/21 - 9:00am - 1:20pm (Note: 4 day class - Saturday and Sunday, 2 consecutive weekends)
Pruning - LH26*
Instructor: Pete Churgel
Basic pruning techniques: Emphasis on pruning landscape plants; appreciation of good pruning of trees, shrubs, conifers, roses, berries, grapes.
Location: Online
Fee: Credit based class
Information: Intensive 4 day (2 weekend) class; required for most certificates.
*NOTE: You must be enrolled as a current and active student in the Peralta system to take this class!

Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht
  
04/24/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
The Art of the Laceleaf Maple - LH891
Instructor: Yuki Nara
Study of the techniques needed to prune maple trees: Seasonal pruning, proper care, trouble analysis, winter silhouette and form enhancement.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
  
May
  
05/08/21 - 9:30am - 12:20pm
Pruning Pines - LH811A
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Basic techniques of pruning ornamental pine trees, including styling, design and proper care.
Location: Online
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses
 
  
  

♦To register for classes at Merritt College please email (preferred) mbull@peralta.edu or call: 510-436-2418. All classes are taught at the Landscape Horticulture Department at Merritt College.*

*NOTE: All Fall 2020 classes will be held online.

For more information about the department, classes, enrollment, directions, and more, please see: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht.

  

♦For information about the Aesthetic Pruning Award and requirements click here. Recipients of the Pruning Award are listed on the Find a Pruner directory.

  
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