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Pruning Classes 2017

 

Merritt College Pruning Classes:

January
  
01/28/17 - 9:30am - 4:20pm
Introduction to Aesthetic Pruning
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
February
 
02/04/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees
Instructor: Anders Vidstrand
Pruning of the majority of deciduous fruit trees grown in the Bay Area.
Location: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
02/11/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Art of Pruning Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
Instructor: Chris Ingram
Study of 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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
02/25/17 - 9:30am - 4:20pm
The Art of The Wisteria
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: $78
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
March
 
03/04/17 - 9:30am - 4:20pm
Introduction to Bonsai
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
03/11/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Finding the Essence of a Tree
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
03/18/17 & 03/25/17 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Basic Pruning
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.
  
April
  
04/08/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Flowering Trees and Shrubs
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
04/22/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Maples
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
May
  
05/06/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Art of the Lace Leaf Maple
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
05/20/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning California Native Trees and Shrubs
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
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
05/27/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Pines
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Basic techniques of pruning ornamental pine trees, including styling, design and proper care.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
September
  
09/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Art of the Focal Point Tree
Instructor: Pete Churgel
In-depth study of the techniques needed to prune the focal point tree: Tree form, location, detail, pruning and special care.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
09/--/17 - 9:30am - 3:30pm
Rock Placement in the Landscape
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Theory and practice of placing rocks in the landscape: Includes tools and equipment used to place rocks.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $78
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
09/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Conifers
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Pruning of ornamental conifers: Seasonal pruning, and restoring and styling of conifers.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
09/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning for the Big Picture
Instructor: Pete Churgel
In-depth study of pruning for the big picture: General and detail pruning, depth of field, height and width, direction, relative importance of trees.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
October
 
10/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Japanese Gardens
Instructor: Bill Castellon
Basics of pruning plants found in Japanese gardens: Pruning specific types of plants, creating moods and feeling through pruning, problem solving.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
10/--/17 & 10/--/17 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Basic Pruning
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 Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H108
Fee: - credit based class
Information: Intensive 2 Saturday class; required for most certificates. Bring lunch, warm clothing & pruning shears.
  
November
  
11/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pruning Container Trees and Shrubs
Instructor: Bill Castellon
In-depth study of pruning container trees and shrubs: Detail pruning, miniaturizing, caring, wiring, and positioning.
Location: Merritt College Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
11/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
The Art of Tree and Shrub Reduction and Correction
Instructor: Chris Ingram
Pruning techniques needed to reduce large trees and shrubs: Proper timing, form reconstruction, and plan of approach.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
December
  
12/--/17 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Aesthetic Pruning as a Career
Instructor: Chris Ingram
Business aspects of aesthetic pruning: Customer relations, fee structure, work schedule, equipment and long-term goals.
Location: Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department, Room H101
Fee: $39
Information: To register call 510-436-2418 or register in person at room H107 on campus 10 days in advance.
  
  
♦To register for classes at Merritt College please call: 510-436-2418. All classes are taught at the Landscape Horticulture Department at Merritt College. For directions and more information about the department please see: www.merrittlandhort.com.
  
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