Home  •  Classes •  Aesthetic Pruning Award

 

Merritt College Aesthetic Pruning Classes:

 

Spring 2020

 
January
  
01/25/20 - 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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $78
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
February
 
02/01/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees - LH848
Instructor: Nancy Brown
Pruning of the majority of deciduous fruit trees grown in the Bay Area.
Location: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
02/08/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
02/22/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
02/29/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based

March
 
03/07/20 - 9:30am - 4:20pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $78
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
03/14/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
03/21/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
03/28/20 & 04/04/20 - 9:00am - 5:45pm
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: Merritt College Main Campus, Room H108
Fee: Credit based class
Information: Intensive 2 Saturday class; required for most certificates. Bring lunch, warm clothing & pruning shears. *NOTE: You must be enrolled as a current and active student in the Peralta system to take this class! Stumped? Contact mbull@peralta.edu

April
 
04/11/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
04/26/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
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: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  
May
  
05/09/20 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Pines - LH811A
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Basic techniques of pruning ornamental pine trees, including styling, design and proper care.
Location: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Enrollment information: www.merritt.edu/wp/lanht/fee-based
  

Fall 2020 

 
Classes TBA
  
  
♦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. 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.
  
Back to top
  
 

Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved