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Tree Pruning: Timing and Techniques to Promote Optimum Tree Vitality, Structure and Life Expectancy

  • Date

    January 11, 2017

  • Time

    10:45 am – 11:45 am

  • Location

    Berton Room

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre



When and how to prune and by how much? Hand me the axe! If in doubt cut it out! Cut while the knife is sharp!

Over the past 50 years the age-old practices associated with pruning have been so hotly challenged, and profusely researched, written about and promoted that it’s been hard to keep up with even the terminology, let alone the methods.

In this session, Ian Bruce will take participants on a cook’s tour of where we have come since 1975. The main focus of his presentation will be on methods, timing and as coined by Dr. Alex Shigo… dose related to pruning at planting time, training in the early or formative years, at maturity…and beyond. Please bring your questions!


  • Ian Bruce

    Ian Bruce ISA

    Bruce Tree Expert Company Ltd

    Toronto, ON

    Ian Bruce graduated from the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture in 1972.

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