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Pruning with arborist John Beaudry

  • Sun, January 28, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • La Mesa
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  • Members of San Diego Horticultural Society

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Topic: Pruning with arborist John Beaudry


John will be giving demonstrations on pruning. To be covered:
Why prune?
Look at many different plants and talk about needs and approaches to pruning.
Look at generalized pruning rules so that we understand them, such as
   Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs After Flowering.
   Prune Summer Flowering Shrubs In Late Winter or Early Spring.
   Using The ⅓ and ¼ Rules of Pruning
Then we will explore how woody plants grow and respond to pruning.
Types of pruning cuts.


John has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois. He has managed his own design firm for thirty years. He served as Senior Horticulturist for the Chicago Botanic Garden where, in addition to managing ten unique gardens, he worked with one of the nation’s top design firms, Oehme van Sweden, to implement one of their largest landscape projects to date: The Gardens of the Great Basin at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In San Francisco, John was operations manager for Rubicon Landscape, a social enterprise of Rubicon Programs, which provides services for people living in poverty or who are living with disabilities. More recently, John has begun a Sustainable Landscape Certificate program at Cuyamaca College.

John’s expertise in arboriculture, garden design, installation and management, as well as vocational horticulture has led him from New York to California and abroad. John’s recent interests include rainforest restoration and permaculture.

To be held rain or shine. 

Bring the following:

  • Drinking Water
  • Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED

By registering for this workshop I understand that I will attend this workshop at my own risk.  Host gardens, workshop instructors, and the San Diego Horticultural Society assume no liability whatsoever. 

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