When it comes to ornamental trees and landscape shrubs, the idea of pruning often seems daunting. To prune or not to prune…and when? That was our topic for our lunch presentation on January 21, 2019. The guest speaker was Rick Smith, known across the Southeast as “The Pruning Guru”.
Rick spoke to a packed room of avid gardeners who listened to some good advice and tips and tricks for pruning. He spoke to appropriate pruning techniques, different types of equipment that could be used and introduced winter rejuvenation.
Currently serving as the Chairperson for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional Advisory Board, Rick is certified in both Georgia and Alabama as a Certified Landscape Professional, and in 2010 served as President of MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association).