Artistic Pruning: Discussion of Hand Thinning and Pruning Techniques

by Charles King Sadler | On Demand

CEUs/PDHs: (* CEU's Pending) Credits: LACES 2,ISA 2,APLD 2,PGMS 2,NALP 2,QWEL 1


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Webinar Description:
Disscussion of hand thinning and pruning techniques.

Pruning Guidelines for Developing & Maintaining Successful Landscapes

Why, When, and How?

How Proper Pruning Increases Safety, Life expectancy, Value, and Beauty of Plant

Highlighting standards of tree and shrub structure to meet during plant selection

Basics of pruning

  • Techniques
  • Tools used for various pruning scenarios
  • Importance of pruning at planting time
  • Guidelines for proper planting, horticulture, and irrigation
  • Discuss best practices for new plantings
  • Illustrate improper pruning and other common horticulture mistakes

Highlights of specialized pruning techniques:
  • Boxwood thinning
  • Cloud pruning
  • Espalier of trees and other plants
  • Pollarding
  • Hedging

Learning Objectives:
1. Examine soil properties important as a matrix for plant growth.
2. Understand some general principles for soil fertility and plant nutrition.
3. Learn the main principles of soil health and importance of a living soil.
4. Identify NRCS soil information available for land evaluations and planning.


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Charles King Sadler

Founder, KING GARDEN/Artistry, Refinement, & Grace

Founder, KING GARDEN/Artistry, Refinement, & Grace

For over two decades, Charles King Sadler has immersed himself in the design and care of landscapes throughout North American, this has resulted in his being sought after to work on prestigious public and private properties across North America and being consulted by top landscape practices domestically and from abroad.

Charles began his career as a visual storyteller, in the field of illustration, with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he applied his artistic vision and talent public and private commissions including contributing newspaper illustrations for publications such as the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. After working in the landscape profession for a period Charles returned to school, SUNY-ESF on the campus of Syracuse University, to pursue master's studies in Landscape Architecture, and he started his own design firm in order to apply his philosophy of design and horticultural care within the design aesthetic. Charles is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.

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