Tuition: $15 in advance All proceeds will support Mesa Urban Garden and Trees Matter.
Limited Space Available.
THIS IS SOLD OUT! Thank you all.
** EDIT ** Steve had a family emergency and will not be able to join us this Saturday. He will be replaced by Roy Maxey of Integrity Tree Service. Roy is a seasoned professional and comes highly recommended from Steve.
Roy began his career in the tree industry in 1998 and joined Integrity Tree Service in 2009. Roy became a Certified Tree Worker in 2010 and a Certified Arborist in 2011. For his dedicated service in teaching for the Arizona Community Tree Council, Roy was awarded the ACTC Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013. Additionally, Roy is an ALCA Certified Landscape Professional.
Join us for a hands-on Tree Pruning Class with Certified Arborist and past President of the Arizona Community Tree Council, Steve Priebe. This class will focus on the best principles and practices for pruning trees as promoted by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the organization that sanctions certified arborists and certified tree workers. The ISA certifies only those arborists who complete its rigorous six-point credentialing program. This class will consist of one-hour of classroom instruction followed by 90 minutes of outdoor instruction and practical work at the Mesa Urban Garden. Come learn from an expert!
— What to trim & why
— Which branches should I prune?
— How do I make the proper cuts?
— What tools do I need?
— How do I prune for the health of a tree?
— When is the best time to prune a tree?
Class requirements: — Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, garden gloves
— bypass pruners (both hand and loppers) with sheath/scabbard
— tree saw with sheath/scabbard
— (bringing your own pruners & saw is needed for the hands-on portion of the class)
Looking to buy bypass pruners, loppers or a saw?
Steve suggests getting the highest quality tool you can afford. Quality brands include ARS, Silky, Felco, and Corona. (find them at box stores, nurseries, wholesale irrigation stores, or Artistic Arborist in Phoenix)
Bypass pruners & loppers are best for trimming living trees and give a much cleaner cut, which leads to a healthier prune. Anvil loppers and pruners tend to crush the material that is being cut and should not be used with living material.
Tree pruning saws make a wider, coarse cut, as opposed to a saw for lumber which makes a finer cut. The wider, coarser cut allows for a faster, more accurate prune and is appropriate for living material.