Taming the Shrubbery – Pruning Small Woody Plants

SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners present Taming the Shrubbery – Pruning Small Woody Plants by Dr. Tanya Quist, Associate Professor, UA School of Plant Sciences on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Mountainview Ballroom East

Tanya Quist received a Ph.D. in plant physiology and molecular genetics from Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture with a focus on understanding how plants signal and relay messages in response to drought and salinity stresses. She is currently Director of the UA Campus Arboretum where she works to promote sustainable management of landscape ornamentals in the desert southwest.

This presentation will review the principles of pruning for shrubs and small trees. Participants will explore valid reasons for pruning that protect plant health, when and how much to prune, pruning to train young shrubs and small trees, rejuvenate overgrown plants and rehabilitate over-pruned shrubs. A wide variety of common and exotic plant species will be used as examples to prepare practitioners with the knowledge to adapt to any situation in the field.