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Pruning class offered Feb. 28

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum will host a tree pruning class on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Gardeners and homeowners can learn proper pruning techniques for shaping trees and shrubs to create healthy, long lasting plants.  Certified arborist Sean Tait of Inland Arbor and experts at the Yakima Area Arboretum will teach participants the proper time to prune, the best cuts, what to do with an overgrown shrub or tree and how to fix past pruning disasters.

Following a lecture on tree biology, and proper pruning techniques, students will head outside for hands-on training.  During the hands-on workshop students will practice pruning, recognize tree hazards, and lastly learn when it is time to throw in the towel and call an arborist.

Students are urged to bring gardening gloves and any pruning tools they currently use.

The Feb. 28 class is being offered at the cost of $25.

It will take place at the Yakima Area Arboretum from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, visit ahtrees.org.

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