Plant Studio: Pruning Basics

This flexible online course will remain open for registration until 6 days after the course start date. Note the "Schedule" of each session for more information.
Learn to prune like NYBG! In this two-week course, our plant experts will guide you through essential pruning techniques for woody plants like small trees and shrubs, provide insight on why and when to prune, as well as give constructive feedback on your own pruning project.

How It Works
Over the course of two weeks, you'll be given access to a new online module each Wednesday that teaches you the basic principles of pruning. You will have one week to complete the assigned coursework and participate in the discussion board for each module, and you'll get live feedback from your instructor when you turn in your final project at the end of the course. You can revisit the modules and discussion board for up to 30 days after the completion of your course.

Weekly Course Objectives
  • Week 1: Explore pruning principles for landscape plants, including when and why to prune woody plants.
  • Week 2: Learn pruning techniques from making the first cut to maintaining your newly pruned plants, including practicing what you have learned hands-on as your final project.

Featured Plant Professionals
  • Richard Smith, Director of NYBG's School of Professional Horticulture
  • Mobee Weinstein, Foreman of Gardeners at NYBG

Materials Information:
To complete this course, you'll need a woody plant to practice your pruning-whether it's in a container, in your own home garden or apartment, or in a shared community garden. This course also includes tools and materials that students will need to purchase separately. Information will be provided via Canvas one week prior to the course start date in the Welcome Module.

For more information about how Plant Studio works, view our FAQs.

Schedule: Course length is 2 weeks (August 7-21) and registration will remain open until August 13. The welcome module opens May 31 and a 30-day reading period is available through September 20.
Only 23 days left to register!
Instructor: Wambui Ippolito Wambui Ippolito
Location: Online-Flexible,

Session Number: 251PLT140B
Price Non-Member : $265.00
Member : $240.00

Additional Sessions Available
There are currently no other sections available.