On this one day course Mark Crouch, Garden Landscapes Team Leader, will provide basic guidance on the routine summer pruning of common garden trees, shrubs and climbers. Mark will use a combination of illustrated talks and practical demonstrations to show why we prune trees, shrubs and climbers, and what pruning can achieve. You will also have an opportunity to practice your pruning skills. He will also provide advice on caring for trees, shrubs and climbers and coping with common pests and diseases.
The course will be based both in the Classroom and outside in the Botanic Garden.
Mark has worked at the Botanic Garden since 1997 and is Team Leader for Garden Landscapes. He completed a traineeship here before taking up a full-time position on the Trees and Shrubs section. He has trained in both Horticulture and Arboriculture, and attained his National Certificate at Distinction level. Since then he has continued his training in arboriculture and gained numerous further certificates in tree work.