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Aesthetic Pruning of Deciduous Trees & Shrubs

Aesthetic Pruning of Deciduous Trees & Shrubs

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

In this class, Chris will review basic tree biology and introduce attendees to the concepts and techniques of aesthetic pruning and how they are applied to deciduous trees and woody shrubs.  There will be discussion and demonstrations of techniques for shaping and styling specimens as well as the different timing of pruning work and the expected results.

Instructor Bio:

Chris Ingram is an ISA certified arborist and an APA Certified Aesthetic Pruner with 30+ years of experience in arboriculture and pruning.  

He is an instructor of Aesthetic pruning at Merritt College in Oakland and has been a guest instructor with the Master Gardener program in Marin.  Chris is a graduate of Merritt College Horticultural Department and the Strybing Arboretum Master Pruning Program and has studied under world-famous aesthetic pruning master Denis Makishima.  Chris and his wife own a historic olive orchard in Butte County, CA and he has planted and maintained numerous fruit orchards in and around the Bay Area.

Chris owns and operates Mr. Prune Tree Service in San Francisco, providing a full range of arboriculture services including selection, pruning, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and consultation. His email address is [email protected].


Adult (18+)


$20 Member (use Promotion Code IRIS) / $30 Non-member

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. There is space available if you wish to walk in on the day of class.