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How to Properly Prune Your Trees | In-person class

October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Person pruning tree branch

Pruning is one of the most common tree care practices, but it is not always easy to know how, when, and why to prune your trees. 

In this class, we will review the best practices for pruning trees, including reasons for pruning, types of pruning, how a tree responds to pruning, when to prune, and more. You will leave the class feeling more confident and ready to take care of all of your trees’ pruning needs!

Additional Information: This class will begin indoors for an introduction to pruning, followed by a walk outside for pruning demonstrations and examples. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk through the Garden. In case of inclement weather, the class will be conducted indoors only.

Register for this class individually, or expand your tree knowledge further with the Tree Class Bundle! The bundle includes registration for this class as well as all three classes in the Selecting Trees for Your Home Landscape series on October 1, 8, and 15.
Individual Class:
Members: $35 per class 
Non-Members: $60 per class
Members: $120 for 4 classes
Non-Members: $210 for 4 classes

About the Instructor: 
An ISA Certified Arborist, Chris Stuhlinger has more than 35 years of natural resources management experience in forestry, tree planting, water quality protection, wildlife habitat enhancement, and urban forestry. He attended Auburn University (B.S. in Forest Management) and Louisiana State University (M.S. in Forestry), and he worked in Louisiana, Maryland, and Arkansas before returning to his hometown of Huntsville in 2018. As the Garden’s Staff Arborist, he continues to assist with tree-related activities and teach various tree care classes. Additionally, Chris is a volunteer instructor and Board member for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805 United States
(256) 830-4447