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Woody Plants Biology
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Contact: Andie RavasĀ at: ravasjohnson@gmail.com
Sponsor: UC Marin Master Gardeners
Program: This class will cover the basic biological functions of woody trees and shrubs, including how they obtain nutrients, their growth habits, wound response, and related functions. This class, along with the second class in the Pruning Guild's annual lecture series, "Introduction to Aesthetic Pruning" provides essential, fundamental information for individuals who prune or who wish to understand the why's and how's of pruning. These classes are highly recommended for those wishing to join future Pruning Guild lectures. The material offered in Woody Plants Bio will not be covered in future lectures.
Special Instructions: This will be a recorded lecture. However, Chris Ingram will be live for Q & A
Speaker: Chris Ingram is a Certified Aesthetic Pruner and an Arborist with 30+ years of experience in arboriculture and pruning. He is a graduate of the Merritt College Horticultural Program, and studied under its founder, Dennis Makishima. Until recently, the Merritt Aesthetic Pruning program was the only one of its kind in the world. (Aesthetic pruning is the pruning of small trees and shrubs in the Japanese style.) Chris has taught AP and arborist classes at Merritt, and has lectured to groups all over the Bay Area, including Filoli, the Palo Alto Garden Club, Elizabeth Gamble Garden, the SF Rec and Park Dept., the San Mateo Arboretum, and the Carmel Valley Art and Garden Show. He owns and operates Mr. Prune Tree Service with full arboriculture services with special emphasis on aesthetic and functional pruning of ornamental, exotic, fruit and native trees, and rehabilitation of old trees.
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Andie Ravas at: ravasjohnson@gmail.com