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Introduction to Pruning Techniques

Course Code: AL0208CA20

Intro to Pruning Techniques Class

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Date & Time

March 19, 2020
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)


"Bruce Crawford is great. I always learn something from him and recommend this class for anyone who wants a better understanding of when, why and how to prune correctly."
-Glenn Prince, Owner of Garden Keeper Landscape Company

In this popular hands-on, one-day course, Rutgers Gardens Director Bruce Crawford will provide both classroom instruction and hands-on training. Come learn how to properly prune while preserving a plant's natural vigor and beauty. Learn the science behind the pruning – what, when, where, and why. Then go outside and actually do it! Dress for field work and bring your pruning equipment, including hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw. You can also buy shears on site from the Rutgers Gardens.

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This course is required for the following certificate programs:


Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
6 Technical

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist: 4.75; BCMA Practice: 4.5; BCMA Management: 0.25

NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units

NJ Licensed Tree Experts

Rutgers CEUs

Early Registration Fee $195.00 Register on or before March 5, 2020 and save!
Registration Fee $210.00 After March 5, 2020
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Holly House
130 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08816
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Please call 848-932-9271, option 2.

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.