University of Washington Botanic Gardens: Taking the Edge Off: Sustainable Pruning & Stewardship for Natural Area Trail Sides (1.5 CEUs)

The focus of this 2-hour webinar will be on how to manage and prune native vegetation adjacent to trails, drives, and streets for optimal environmental functions, appearance, safety and visibility.

We will cover the current best pruning practices and how they translate for the specific vegetation goals and functions of natural area plantings. Considerations for reducing long-term labor needs and how to lengthen the time between pruning cycles will be covered, along with common pruning techniques that are ineffective and why. We will wrap up with a look at some examples of common trail side vegetation situations and how to determine an effective pruning and vegetation management program. Vital takeaway lessons will be how to work in a way that achieves clearance and visibility requirements while honoring the natural structure and appearance of the plants.

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July 30th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM

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