Winter Pruning (Online and In-person)


Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later. Known as “dormant” pruning, thoughtful removal of branches in winter is easy and encourages proper spring growth.

Complete a short online component at your convenience before the in-person session. (Log in information will be provided one week before class. Plan to spend approximately one hour online.) In-person class time will be spent in the field with an expert, who will demonstrate what to prune and how to do it. Then put on your gloves, grab some pruners, and try it yourself.

Instructor: Katrina Lewin, horticulturist, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and bring gardening gloves, a sack lunch and a beverage.  Limit 16

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Online component available beginning January 11, or February 1
In-person component occur Friday, January 19, 2018, or Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Section A: Online Component begins January 11
In-person component occurs Friday, January 19, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., January 10

Section B: Online Component begins February 2
In-person component occurs Saturday, February 10, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., February 1


Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 members
$46.00 nonmembers

ONLINE: Register now
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.