Structural Pruning

Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure. The foliage has fallen, revealing the limbs and form of the plant. In this workshop you will learn structural pruning techniques for specimen shrubs, small ornamental trees, and young trees. Your goal is to maintain the plant's natural character and create a strong branch structure, eliminating future problems.

Instructor: Katrina Lewin, horticulturist, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather, including sun protection. Be prepared to walk on chipped trails and uneven terrain. Limit 16.

Course number


Schedule and Location

Saturday, October 27, or Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

  • Section A: Saturday, October 27
  • Section B: Friday, November 2

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$65.00 member
$76.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.