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CS11 – Pruning Like a Pro: Tips for Trees and Shrubs

June 20, 2023 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Pruning is a basic gardening skill that intimidates most people. It is both an art and a science, which means there are many ways to prune correctly and poorly. Every snip, clip, and cut can affect your plant in different ways for years to come.

  • Attend this fun and lively session and gain a better understanding of how trees and shrubs respond to pruning.
  • Learn the three main reasons to prune.
  • Learn proper cutting techniques and how to prune for good tree structure.
  • Leave knowing how to prune like a pro for happier, healthier landscapes.

Known for his humorous presentation style, Matthew McKernan has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Kansas State University. His horticulture education included several study-abroad programs. Matthew currently is the Horticulture Extension Agent in Sedgwick County, Kansas. He educates residents and businesses about everything from pruning trees and shrubs to best practices for growing flowers and turfgrass. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, he grew up spending time at Wichita’s Botanica where his father is the Landscape Supervisor.


June 20, 2023
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Matthew McKernan