AGBB 2043 - Pruning

  • Noncredit
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Upon completion of this Trek Badge, students will be able to:

  • Explain how trees grow and how growth influences decay
  • Explain removal cuts, reduction cuts and heading cuts
  • Explain pros and cons related to time of year to prune
  • Explain considerations in how much foliage/live wood to remove
  • Explain how to structurally prune a young shade tree
  • Describe generic pruning of mature shade trees, including objectives - why's and methods - how's
  • Explain pruning options for flowering shrubs and evergreen shrubs.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Textbook and Materials


  • The Science of Gardening
    David Whiting
    ISBN: 978-0-7575-9659-9
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore


Eric Hammond