Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Early Spring is the time to look at your shrubs and trees and assess their need for training and corrective pruning to remove crossing and rubbing branches, suckers water sprouts, and damaged wood. This class goes over the basics of size reduction, hedge trimming, techniques for large limb removal, and the best times to prune woody plants.

This free online class was offered in partnership with the Arlington County Parks and Recreation 55+ programs at Walter Reed Community Center.

Speaker: Extension Master Gardener Molly Newling
Zoom session, recorded March 30, 2020.

Video of Presentation

Additional Resources – from VCE Publications and Educational Resources

Pruning Calendars with Lists of Plants

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