The Natural Branching Structure Of A Tree Is A Biological Wonder
Speaking in behalf of trees is a responsible thing. Arlene is excited to share and teach the most accurate and up to date information on plant/tree care and proper pruning techniques. She is available as an instructor to conduct several workshops, Pruning Trees and Shrubs and PHC- Plant Health Care using powerpoint presentations in the classroom and in the field hands-on demonstrations.
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
This class is for anyone wanting to learn more about pruning and how trees perform in relation to pruning.
We will be in the classroom and also outdoors observing trees with a pruning demonstration and discussion on the Do’s and Don’ts of proper pruning. We will uncover some tree pruning myths and answer questions like “Why is it harmful to top trees?” and discuss alternative pruning techniques and philosophies on how to regulate the size of trees.
PHC- Plant Health Care Series
Maintain a vibrant, healthy orchard, garden or landscape using your common sense. Plant diseases and pest infestations don’t just happen; they are usually triggered by a chain of events. This class teaches you to observe and apply basic diagnostic skills- a holistic approach to better management and prevention of common problems in the landscape. Plant Health Care is ideal for landscape professionals and homeowners who desire to learn more about environmentally sound and sustainable landscaping practices.
Topics of discussion:
Designing sustainable landscapes
Improving soil naturally
Understanding the soil/water relationship
Selecting quality plants at the nursery
Planting for success
Using organic mulches and weed control
Knowing how and when to fertilize
Observation and maintenance