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Pruning Techniques Workshop

February 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Inclement Weather Date: Saturday, Feb. 24

Learn pruning techniques beyond the basics from Scott Arboretum horticulture staff! This class is for those who would like to learn how to prune hydrangeas and Japanese maples and learn specialty pruning techniques. Scott Arboretum Gardener Andrew DeGothseir will lead this workshop and also discuss small tree corrective/structural pruning, pollarding, and coppicing.

The entire class will be held outside, so be sure to dress for the weather and walking around the campus.  Please hold both dates on your calendar; reimbursements will not be made if you can’t make the inclement weather date.

Registration Cost: 

Members: $35

Non-Members: $45

 Become a member of the Associates of the Scott Arboretum here. 


Program Details

  • Registration is required.
  • Class size limited to 18.
  • Please hold both dates on your calendar; reimbursements will not be made if you can’t make the bad weather date.
  • Email us if you have accessibility needs for this program.
  • For more information, review our program and event policies or call the Scott Arboretum office at 610-328-8025. 


About the Presenter

Andrew DeGothseir, Gardener, joined the staff in 2019. He holds a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design from Delaware Valley University.  Before joining the horticulture staff, he worked at Haverford College, The Westtown School, Henry Schmieder Arboretum, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and Germantown Friends School where he was instrumental in creating the Betty Cary Arboretum.


February 17
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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