There's no substitute for true hands-on learning, and this class has plenty of it. Steve Kristoph, owner of Steven Kristoph Nursery, will guide you through classroom (minimal) and field demonstrations (mostly) to ensure you gain a strong understanding of how, what, where, when, and why to prune. Please dress for fieldwork. Please bring hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw to class with you.
Comments from previous offerings of this class:
"Best class I've ever taken so far, I look forward to it next time."
is strongly recommended that you take Introduction to Pruning or have
a strong background in pruning prior to taking this course.
Advanced Pruning Techniques: Photo Slideshow
About the Instructor: Steve Kristoph
Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others.
Here's what past students have to say about Steve:
- "[He] has forgotten more about landscaping plants than I will ever know!"
-- M. Booth, Co-owner, Booth Brothers Landscaping
- "I have never met someone as passionate about plants as Steve is!"
- "Absolutely amazing, he knows his stuff."
- "Excellent depth of knowledge and conveys it well."
The March 27, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist: 4.75; BCMA Science: 1.75; BCMA Practice: 3
NJ Urban and Community Forestry Continuing Education Units
NJ Licensed Tree Experts
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.
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.