FGS gardeners were treated to some top-notch pruning instruction this season! Three different pruning seminars were organized by Susan Povak and Marie Fukuda, co-chairs of the Tree Committee, members of the Tree Committee, and Rick Richter, VP of the Park. These sessions were well-attended and provided valuable instruction to FGS members on techniques, tools and safety along with hands-on training:
“Spring-blooming Shrubs & Vines Pruning Seminar” and “Summer-blooming Shrubs & Vines Seminar” with noted arborist Jen Kettell. Jen served as a horticulturist at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum for more than a decade. She now offers onsite trainings to green organizations and home gardeners in New England through her firm, Radiant Leaf Consulting.
“Rose Pruning Seminar” with Dave Cannistraro. Dave is a Master Rosarian and owner of Just Roses landscaping company. In addition to dodging the raindrops for this seminar, Dave provided instruction on tool-sharpening and gave each attendee a new set of pruners!
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