2017 Leelanau Pruning Workshop

Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: NW Michigan Horticultural Research Center (just north of Traverse City, near Bingham in Leelanau County)
Contact: Annette Kleinschmit at MSU Extension - Leelanau at 231-256-9888 or kleinsc7@msu.edu

Pruning is an important cultural practice for maintaining the health, vigor and appearance of woody plants. It involves both art and science - art, in shaping plants to enhance the landscape; and science in knowing how, when, where and why to prune for maximum benefit.

MSU Extension will host a pruning workshop on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the NW Michigan Horticultural Research Center (just north of Traverse City, near Bingham in Leelanau County). This workshop is geared towards homeowners and gardeners, and will help you master the science (and a bit of art) of pruning. MSU Extension Sr. Educator, Rebecca Finneran, will lead this workshop. Participants will spend time in the classroom learning best pruning practices and the best equipment for each job, and then move outdoors to apply the learning with hands-on pruning.  Participants should bring their own hand-held pruning shears if available, and wear weather-appropriate clothing to be both indoors and outdoors; rain or shine. The cost is $35 per person, and includes education, instruction and light refreshments. Spaces are limited and preregistration is required. 



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