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Pine Pruning Workshop

Photo by Jonathan Ley

Learn all about the aesthetics, history, cultural context and care of pine trees in the Japanese tradition.  Conducted by staff gardeners, this new tour, talk and demonstration event will approach the pine tree in an interdisciplinary way, exploring the historic meaning of pines in Japanese culture and the use of pines in various garden forms through history. It will also touch on many horticultural basics including cultivation, pruning and needling techniques, form, pest control, and growth regulation. Please note that the workshop includes demonstration of techniques but does not include hands-on practice for participants.

  • Event fees are non-refundable and take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Printed educational material are provided.
  • Participants should bring their own lunch.
  • Please allow ample time for parking and arrive by 8:50am at the Welcome Center for event check-in.