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Pruning for the Essence of the Tree
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Contact: Sabrina Browne at sbrowne888@gmail.com
Sponsor: UC Marin Master Gardeners

Program: Every species of woody tree and shrub has unique qualities and the reason we want it in our garden. Learning to perceive those qualities--the essence of a tree--can guide our pruning to bring out these desired characteristics. We will discuss the distinctive attributes of trees and shrubs to consider, such as their growth forms, trunk, branch, and leaf shape or color, and flowers and/or fruit. Then, we will discuss the pruning techniques used to enhance these characteristics. Special emphasis will be given to the unique traits of selected plants.
Online event This an online event brought to you by the Marin Master Gardeners.

Speaker: Pete Churgel is a Certified Aesthetic Pruner (CAP), an ISA Certified Arborist, and an instructor in the Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Program. Pete has taught aesthetic pruning at the Hakone Japanese Garden in Saratoga, the Cihal Japanese Garden in Prague, Czech Republic, and has done volunteer pruning at the public Japanese Gardens in Fresno, Oakland, and Seattle. In his business, he specializes in aesthetic pruning to enhance the beauty of small trees and shrubs. This includes the pruning of Japanese, Mediterranean, English, and California native gardens to accentuate the scale of a natural scene and to emphasize focal point plants.

Cost: $30.00

Registration and payment is required for this event. Register and pay at: https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=34973.

The zoom link and handouts are emailed to registrants on or before Monday, November 29, 2021.

Sponsored by the Marin Master Gardeners

Contact: For more information about this event contact Sabrina Browne at sbrowne888@gmail.com.