All About Trees
Classes & Workshops
If you're not already in love with the awe, majesty, and mystery of trees, you will be after one of these unique experiences focusing on trees of Minnesota and at the Arboretum.
Grow and Maintain Your Own Apple Trees
Saturday, January 26
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Annie Klodd, Horticulture Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
Just imagine picking delicious apples from your own backyard- for eating, baking or applesauce. Growing your own apple tree is rewarding, but takes a little know-how. Annie will guide you through all the aspects of growing apple trees, starting with a tasting sampler of apples that can be grown in Minnesota. Then you will learn how to select the right site in your yard, choose a variety, what to look for when buying a sapling, and proper planting. Annie will cover maintenance as well: from pruning to pests and watering. You will leave with the confidence to select and plant your own apple tree this spring.
Limit 40, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - MacVay Learning Lab
$41 member/ $56 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies
Pruning Essentials: Deciduous & Coniferous Trees
Saturday, February 9, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director at the MN Nursery and Landscape Association
Proper and timely pruning is a fundamental horticultural practice essential to the health and performance of many landscape plants, including deciduous and coniferous trees. With Jim's expert guidance, you will come to understand the basic principles of pruning that are essential for the long-term health, vigor and productivity of your trees. You will learn the process of carefully planning a pruning job, when and how to prune, and how to train new trees you might plant. Weather permitting, you will also spend time in the Arboretum collections for demonstration and on-site instruction of proper pruning techniques. Be sure to come dressed and ready to spend time outdoors!
Limit 22, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Garden Lab
Register for both Pruning Essentials Classes Feb 9 & 16 and receive $15 off your total order! Use coupon code DISCOUNT15 at checkout or call 612-301-1210. Classes must be purchased at the same time in the same order, not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. No cash value.
|$41 member/$55 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and supplies
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