Friday, October 5, 2012

Arboretum offers tree pruning class Oct. 13

Tree Pruning Fundamentals
Saturday, October 13
10am-Noon / Bamboo Room
Dr. Jerrold Turney, instructor

$25 Arboretum members
$30 non-members
Please call 626.821.4623 to register for the class.  You may also pay at the door on October 13.

Learn how and when to prune your trees from Dr. Jerry Turney PhD, certified arborist and licensed CA agricultural pest control advisor. Dr. Turney will cover the fundamentals of pruning following the guidelines established by the International Society of Arboriculture. The  pruning  of  fruit  trees  (stone fruits, apple & pear, citrus, avocado, etc.) for  increased  fruit  production and disease control will also be covered, as well as the major diseases that attack fruit trees.

Dr. Turney received his B. S. in Botany from California State Polytechnic University and his Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California at Riverside. He has served as the curator of the camellia gardens at the Huntington Library and Botanic Gardens, a research horticulturist at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and is currently the plant pathologist for the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures for the County of Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Turney was formerly a licensed landscape contractor, and is currently a licensed agricultural pest control advisor and an ISA certified arborist. His primary fields of expertise are plant pathology, mycology and arboriculture.

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007-2697
Phone: 626.821.4624

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