2016 Northeast MN Young Tree Pruning Workshop
February 17, 2016 at the University of Minnesota – Duluth Campus
This all-day workshop will cover basic and intermediate pruning techniques used by professional arborists. The focus will be on pruning from planting to about 10 years old.
Pruning young trees is a key component to successful landscapes of the future. As Emerald Ash Borer continues to threaten many landscapes, the need to diversify with new species is becoming more apparent every time we hear about a new, introduced pest or disease.
Some of the toughest ash replacements like Autumn Blaze maple, American and Hybrid elms and hackberry require a lot of pruning to create trees that survive beyond their juvenile years. Like their mature counterparts, these young trees have specific pruning practices that need to be applied at the right time to ensure they grow to their full potential. Clearance pruning is just not enough to make a shade tree.
Join us for a full day, hands-on workshop at the University of Minnesota – Duluth Campus. During the morning, indoor session you will learn about some of the research and science behind pruning young trees as well as choosing the best tools for the job. The rest of the workshop will be spent learning how to prune young trees, on the UMD campus, from professional arborists and University scientists. You will gain invaluable advice and experience on how to make proper pruning cuts using hand shears, hand saws and pole tools while avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes faced during the first 10 years of young tree development.
This workshop is designed for professionals with little or no pruning experience to those with intermediate pruning skills. Please bring your favorite pruning gear as well as required PPE (helmet, eye protection and gloves). Pruning shears and hand saws will be supplied for use during the workshop if necessary.
- University of Minnesota – Department of Forest Resources
- Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
- Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation