Published on 01/15/15

Ornamental pruning classes set for UGA campus in Griffin

Learn how to properly prune ornamentals at upcoming University of Georgia classes offered on the campus in Griffin.

The one-day course will be offered Feb. 27 and March 6 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Student Learning Center on the UGA Griffin Campus.

The class will cover all aspects of pruning ornamental plants and will briefly cover how to prune fruit trees. Participants will also learn what equipment to use; how to care for equipment; when, where and how to prune certain plants; and techniques for creating a professional-looking landscape. Participants will also learn pest prevention through pruning.

Taught by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences horticulturists Bodie Pennisi and Bob Westerfield, the class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside, hands-on demonstrations. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather in preparation for the outdoor session.

The cost of the course is $59, which includes lunch and break refreshments. Pre-registration is required; call (770) 228-7214.

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