Speaker: Larry Melllichamp
Do you want to learn proper pruning techniques? Pruning is the art and science of removing branches from trees and shrubs. Done properly, it promotes directed and enhanced growth. Learn when and how to prune, using the proper tools to ensure the end result you desire. A one-hour classroom demonstration led by Dr. Larry Mellichamp, followed by two hours of hands-on instruction.
Larry Mellichamp is a professor of botany at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he has taught for over 30 years. He is also director of the university's botanical gardens. He has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening, appears regularly in the local media, and has co-authored four books, including Bizarre Botanicals: Weird and Wonderful Plants You Can Grow (with Paula Gross). Larry is also a treasured Wing Haven volunteer and currently serves on the Garden Committee.