ESTABLISHING YOUNG TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

ESTABLISHING YOUNG TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE

How big should I dig the hole? Do I need to amend the soil? To stake or not to stake? These are just some of the many questions we’ve all had to deal with when introducing new trees to the landscape. Join Jason Isenberg, owner/principal designer of REALM and ISA Certified Arborist, as he walks you through the what, when, where, why and how of proper tree planting and initial pruning/shaping. Whether you are installing yourself, or just want to tell your landscaper how to do it better, this is the class for you!

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TIPS & TOOLS FOR SEASONAL TREE PRUNING
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

TIPS & TOOLS FOR SEASONAL TREE PRUNING

Tailored to the season and interests of attendees, Certified Arborist Jason Isenberg will begin this program with a crash course on pruning dos and don’ts to extend the health and longevity of your trees.  Jason will then take you outside to observe and discuss the individualized needs of specific species.

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FRUIT TREE PRUNING
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

FRUIT TREE PRUNING

Whether you nurture your fruit trees for yourself, or you willingly share the bounty with your friendly neighborhood critters, it’s important to provide them the proper care they need. Even if you have just one fruit tree in your yard, you’ll benefit from this class on how to prune so that your trees are as happy and as productive as can be. Join Jason Isenberg, owner/principal designer of REALM and ISA Certified Arborist, as he discusses the particulars, timing and techniques to help you get the most out of your fruit trees.

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MATURE TREE CARE
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

MATURE TREE CARE

Mature trees have their own special needs, especially when it comes to pruning. Remember, you can’t un-prune a tree, so it is important to “read” your tree and get it right the first time. Whether you’re planning to do the pruning yourself, or want to be able to direct your landscaper in a better job, join Jason Isenberg, owner/principal designer of REALM and ISA Certified Arborist, and learn the best way to care for those irreplaceable mature trees.

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TIPS & TOOLS FOR SEASONAL TREE PRUNING
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

TIPS & TOOLS FOR SEASONAL TREE PRUNING

Tailored to the season and interests of attendees, Certified Arborist Jason Isenberg will begin this program with a crash course on pruning dos and don’ts to extend the health and longevity of your trees.  Jason will then take you outside to observe and discuss the individualized needs of specific species.

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TIPS & TOOLS FOR SEASONAL TREE PRUNING
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

TIPS & TOOLS FOR SEASONAL TREE PRUNING

Tailored to the season and interests of attendees, Certified Arborist Jason Isenberg will begin this program with a crash course on pruning dos and don’ts to extend the health and longevity of your trees.  Jason will then take you outside to observe and discuss the individualized needs of specific species.

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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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