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Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree and shrub. It is an art and science, and when done well, pruning can turn a landscape plant into a thing of beauty. This is a pruning basics class and intended for those with limited pruning experience and will address basic pruning concepts associated with flowering trees and shrubs, vines, and groundcovers, as well as the shaping of hedges. Classroom session is lecture and will cover pruning tools, when and why to prune, and the differences between thinning and heading back. The Saturday class will be in the field getting hands-on experience so please wear appropriate clothing and bring gloves and hand pruners. If you are interested in focused pruning techniques for roses, wisteria, or fruit trees, please see additional classes. Co-sponsored with Red Butte Garden.