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Pruning

Course Information > Landscape Skills

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To enable course members to:

  • state the reasons for pruning
  • understand the relevant aspects of plant anatomy/growth
  • select and use safely the appropriate hand tools
  • carry out basic pruning to a range of trees and shrubs


This course will benefit ground staff and all persons interested in tree and shrub pruning. An LTG certificate of attendance is awarded upon completion of the course.

Duration One day

Max: 1:6 Min: 1:3

Course Content

Introduction
Plant growth/characteristics
Timing of pruning
Pruning trees/shrubs of different types
Final session

Trainees will be asked to bring
Secateurs and other pruning equipment, eg saws

Venue Requirements

Warm, well lit room with adequate tables and chairs.
Close to site with a good range of plants for practical pruning, (small trees, shrubs & climbers) Washroom/toilet facilities.



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