2018 Free Pruning Clinics

2018 Free Pruning Clinic Schedule*

In collaboration with community partners, the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the York/Poquoson Master Gardeners are offering five (5) FREE to the PUBLIC pruning clinics in 2018. Done correctly, pruning can improve the health, longevity, and appearance of plants, ornamental shrubs, and small trees, but improper pruning can be more harmful than none at all. But, when do I prune? What tools do I need? How do I use them correctly? How can I acquire research-based pruning knowledge and experience? How do I become pruning confident? Start by learning the basics. Sign up for one of our FREE Saturday morning clinics (10:00 - 12:00 Noon) pruning clinics.

Clinic participants will (1) increase their understanding of "how, what, where, when, and why to prune"; (2) acquire the latest (research-based) pruning knowledge, tools, and techniques; and (3) learn the safe and proper use of pruning tools all for the purpose of improving the health, longevity, and appearance of plants, home ornamental shrubs, and small trees in the home landscape.

The following five (5) clinics take place on Saturday, 10:00 to Noon at the following locations
February 3
Location, True Value -- 4914 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Grafton, VA 23692
Presenter: Carl Ennis, Y/P Master Gardener

February 17
Location, Peninsula Hardwood Mulch -- 715 Lakeside Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692
Presenter: Allan Hull, Nursery Specialist, Peninsula Hardwood Mulch

March 10
Location, Taylor's Do it Center -- 475 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA 23662
Presenter: Poquoson, Mary Boxer, Y/P Master Gardener

March 17
Location, Ken Matthew Garden Center -- 4921 GW Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692
Presenter: Ken Matthews, Founder and Horticulturist

March 24
Location, Yorktown Feed Seed 'N More
Presenter: Megan Tierney, VCE Horticulture York/Poquoson

Pre-registration required -- How to Register: Call the York County/Poquoson Extension Office at 757-890-4940 to register. Please leave your name, telephone, and email address and indicate which one clinic you want to attend

*Note: The pruning of fruit trees, ornamental vines, and species-specific plants is not covered in the 2018 clinics.

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