Friday, November 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST
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Resource Connection Tarrant Cty, Water Works Bldg 
1801 Circle Dr. Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX 76119

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Eugene Gehring 
Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture 



This bilingual workshop will give workers a better understanding of the why and how of correct tree pruning. The morning will begin with indoor presentations in both Spanish and English on tree biology, reasons for pruning, and how to do structural pruning.

In the afternoon, participants will be split into small groups to discuss and then prune live oak trees. They will learn how to make good pruning decisions and discuss their reasoning with their group. "Hands-on" pruning will put their knowledge to work in the field and make them more competent later on the job. By attending this workshop, your employees will be better able to make good pruning decisions and more effectively communicate this knowledge to thier co-workers and clients.  

  • 8 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. Registration
  • 8:30-9:30 A.M. “Tree Biology” presented by Micah Pace and Matthew Clemmons.
  • 15-minute break   
  • 9:45-10:45 A.M “Reasons for pruning” presented by Stephen Nystrand and Jose Martinez.
  • 15-minute break  
  • 11:00-12:00 “Structural Pruning” presented by Sam Hill and Andrew   Wimmel.   
  • 12:00-1:00 P.M.  Lunch Break (Provided)   
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Structural pruning demo in a mature tree
  • 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. "Hand-on" pruning in the field. Class will be split into groups of five and each participant will be given flagging tape to mark a 15-20' foot tall tree. They will then mark the branches that they think need to be removed. The decision making process will be discussed as a group and the participant will make the cut(s). Each participant will discuss the thought process of pruning ten live oaks and will actually prune two live oaks.

Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver for Tarrant County.

Each participants will need to bring:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Hard hat, gloves and safety glasses.
  • Hand pruners
  • Hand saw
  • Pole saw (one pole)
  • Tree wound dressing paint

Cost $75


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