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Structural Pruning Workshop – Saturday, July 12th

By May 30, 2014No Comments


You can prevent many of the structural problems of mature trees with proper pruning of young trees. Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how to correct minor defects. There will be a short demonstration and lecture and then participants will be supervised as they make pruning cuts.

Participants will learn how to make proper pruning cuts, how to select the proper tool for the job and when not to “do it yourself”.

Classes are capped at 20 participants so register now.

STRUCTURAL PRUNING: A Practical Workshop for Homeowners & Professionals

• Homeowners who want to learn more about pruning trees
• Professionals who want to refresh their knowledge

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  In the event of rain, we will reschedule the workshop for July 19 at the same time.

Dell Pediatric Research Institute, 1400 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723.  We will prune trees in the parking lot just off of 51st Street.

$24 for TreeFolks members / $30 for non-members
(Not sure if you’re a member? You qualify for the member rate if you have made a donation to TreeFolks in the past 12 months.)

• Water
• Pruning equipment, if you have it (we will have a small number of tools available)
• Closed toe shoes, long pants, sunscreen, gloves and safety glasses

Paul Johnson, Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service,  is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist. He is a member of the ISA Board of Directors and he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Forestry and has been a radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, Extension horticulturist, University adjunct instructor, and plant health care specialist.

Paul Schuman, TreeFolks Forest Services Specialist, is an ISA Certified Arborist with more than 20 years of experience in tree care.  Paul is from Wyoming, where he owned and operated a tree service and served on the City of Buffalo Tree Board. In 2011 he moved to Austin bringing his tree service, Heartland Tree Care, with him. Paul began a volunteering as a supervisor at community events in 2013 and in 2014 he became a permanent staff member of TreeFolks.