Ornamental Tree and Shrub Workshop

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Ornamental trees and shrubs serve numerous essential functions and provide the structural living components in a healthy well-landscaped yard. 

Participants will learn how to properly prune, select, install, and care for ornamental trees and shrubs. The workshop will include two forty-minute presentations with a ten-minute break. Join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for this free, in-person workshop. Participants are required to register online at: https://ornamentaltreeandshrubworkshop.eventbrite.com

Third-generation nurseryman, landscape designer and installer, owner of Prince George Nursery, and plant guru, Barney Peter will present the first half of the workshop. He will cover proper selection, installation, maintenance, and fertilization, of ornamental trees and shrubs. Barney has over 35 years of experience in the industry and is happy to share what he has learned along the way, as well as tips and tricks of the trade that have been passed down for generations. 

The second half of the workshop will be presented by Currituck County Extension Agriculture Technician, Chris Blaha. Chris will cover basic pruning, including proper techniques, pruning tools and how they are used, appropriate timing, and more! We will be available after class for any questions that you may have.

Currently, in-person events require masks to be worn for the duration of the event without exception. If you arrive without a mask one will be provided for you. We ask all participants to maintain six feet of distance while on the premises. We are following the current North Carolina mandates. If you are not able to meet these requirements, or if you need accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Chris Blaha at (252) 232-2261 or by email at ctblaha@ncsu.edu no later than 10 business days prior to class.