CLASS:  MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS: MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS

Are there natural areas of your home landscape or in your neighborhood that could use some TLC?  Learn how to care for native trees such as velvet mesquite, palo verdes, hackberries, and desert ironwoods during this pruning and care demonstration by Jason Isenberg. Topics covered will include restorative pruning, tree heath assessment and managing crowding and understory plantings.

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CLASS:  MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS
Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS: MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS

Are there natural areas of your home landscape or in your neighborhood that could use some TLC?  Learn how to care for native trees such as velvet mesquite, palo verdes, hackberries, and desert ironwoods during this pruning and care demonstration by Jason Isenberg. Topics covered will include restorative pruning, tree heath assessment and managing crowding and understory plantings.

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CLASS:  MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS: MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS

Are there natural areas of your home landscape or in your neighborhood that could use some TLC?  Learn how to care for native trees such as velvet mesquite, palo verdes, hackberries, and desert ironwoods during this pruning and care demonstration by Jason Isenberg. Topics covered will include restorative pruning, tree heath assessment and managing crowding and understory plantings.

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CLASS:  MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS: MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS

Are there natural areas of your home landscape or in your neighborhood that could use some TLC?  Learn how to care for native trees such as velvet mesquite, palo verdes, hackberries, and desert ironwoods during this pruning and care demonstration by Jason Isenberg. Topics covered will include restorative pruning, tree heath assessment and managing crowding and understory plantings.

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CLASS:  MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS
Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

CLASS: MANAGING TREES IN NATURAL AREAS

Are there natural areas of your home landscape or in your neighborhood that could use some TLC?  Learn how to care for native trees such as velvet mesquite, palo verdes, hackberries, and desert ironwoods during this pruning and care demonstration by Jason Isenberg. Topics covered will include restorative pruning, tree heath assessment and managing crowding and understory plantings.

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PRUNE ROSES
Jan
20
7:00 AM07:00

PRUNE ROSES

It's time for some tough love for your roses:

  • Remove all branches (especially twiggy growth) except for 5-10 of the main canes
  • Reduce remaining, main canes to approx. 15"
  • Remove dead canes
  • Remove crossing branches
  • Strip leaves from remaining canes
  • Make all cuts about 1/4" above a bud-eye that is facing out from the center of the bush
  • Some recommend sealing the fresh pruning cuts with Elmer’s glue to prevent entry by pests and pathogens
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PRUNE DECIDUOUS TREES
Jan
15
7:00 AM07:00

PRUNE DECIDUOUS TREES

Prune deciduous trees & shrubs:

  • Thin the crown (never more than 20% at a time) to allow air and light to pass through
  • Remove dead and diseased branches to reduce pest and pathogen potential
  • Remove crossing branches
  • Prune for pedestrian and vehicular clearance

And remember...you can't un-prune a tree - look twice...cut once!

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DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE PRUNING AND CARE CLASS
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

DECIDUOUS SHADE TREE PRUNING AND CARE CLASS

Knowing when and how to prune your shade trees can impact their longevity and performance.  Certified Arborist, Jason Isenberg, will guide you through the basic principles behind caring for young and mature trees respectively.  Jason will share tips about growth habits and common problems with several local deciduous tree species. Jason is an acclaimed landscape designer and owner of REALM as well as Horticultural Consultant for Tucson Botanical Gardens.  This class is offered as an elective for the Urban Forestry Certificate Program.

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DESIGN WITH EDIBLES CLASS
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

DESIGN WITH EDIBLES CLASS

You really can have your horticultural cake and eat it too! Landscapes that look (and are) good enough to eat can be a reality in Tucson. Jason Isenberg, owner and award-winning designer at REALM, discusses how to design your yard with edible plants in mind. Nutritive landscapes, organics, water conservation and overall aesthetic considerations are covered. If you have a garden, make it a tasty one!

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