Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


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Winter Pruning Lecture
Virtual Lecture 


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Late winter is an ideal time to start pruning trees, shrubs, and woody vines. Find out why this time of year is so significant with respect to pruning, and learn the techniques to begin pruning in your own gardens. Join instructor Jen Kettel for this seasonal primer; participants will learn about pruning objectives, appropriate tools and personal protective gear; pruning techniques, and where to seek additional resources. Join us for this virtual lecture!

Jen Kettel is an arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. She is a recent graduate of the American Society for Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Academy, an advanced professional training for experienced arborists. As the owner of Radiant Leaf Consulting, she shares her passion for horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals.

Currently, she is a consultant for The Trustees’ public gardens, and a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, the Arnold Arboretum, and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). In addition, she collaborates with other professionals through volunteer appointments on the Landscape Advisory Committee for the Wakefield Estate and Arboretum and the Board of Directors at Stearns Organic Farm.

Prior to starting Radiant Leaf Consulting in 2013, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum for more than ten years, and served on the board of directors for the International Society of Arboriculture’s local chapter for five years.


Graduate of ASCA Academy
ISA Certified Arborist, 15 years
NE-6297-AMassachusetts Certified Horticulturist
Tree Risk Assessment Qualified



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$31/general admission