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June 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Pruning Trees Correctly

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Although trees often perform quite well without intervention, pruning is performed by arborists to address safety issues and to improve structure, health, and appearance. Join Scott Kelley and Bill Trescott, Mt. Cuba’s ISA Certified Arborists®, for a discussion of pruning equipment and a demonstration of professional pruning techniques. Students are encouraged to share their own questions about pruning in advance. Scott and Bill will provide the answers during their presentation. (Class size is limited.)

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Friday, June 10 (Rain Date: Friday, June 17)

About the Instructor:
Scott Kelley is the Head Arborist at Mt. Cuba Center. He has more than 20 years of experience working with trees and is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and qualified tree risk assessor.

William Trescott is the Arboriculture Manager at Mt. Cuba Center where he has worked for 26 years. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and qualified tree risk assessor.

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