Pruning Your Trees and Sharpening Your Tools

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Event Date

January 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Horticulture and Gardening

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Nick Esthus, Senior Gardener at Fort Worth Japanese Garden, will present information on pruning in the garden. Topics will include best practices for pruning small trees, shrubs and other material and how pruned plants impact your garden design. Plant biology and physiology and how it pertains to pruning will also be discussed. He will give you tips on sharpening your pruning tools and will also give a pruning demonstration on trees in the garden and on a Japanese maple from Metro Maples.

Instructor Nick Esthus is the Senior Gardener for the Fort Worth Japanese Garden located at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. His previous work experience includes garden curator at Memphis Botanic Garden’s Japanese garden, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Garden at Ohio State University, and nursery intern at Longwood Gardens. He holds an Associate’s degree from Columbus State Community College in Landscape Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Horticulture from Ohio State University. Nick specializes in Japanese garden design, maintenance and installation at both the FWJG and for private clients.

This class will take place in the classroom at BRIT.

$20 members/$25 non-members

Please Note: Online registration for this class has closed. Limited walk-up registration will be available at the door.

About Horticulture and Gardening

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.