Nursery Summer Pruning

June 16, 2005

Wearren and Son Nursery, Inc.
406 Cotton Lane
Taylorsville, KY 40071


9:00am - 12:00pm
Pruning Deciduous Ornamental and Shade Trees
Brent Wearren and Greg Goodpaster


Getting Started: planning, training employees, selection and care of equipment, proper liner selection

Pruning Basics: making proper cuts

Training the Central Leader: taping, flexing, using directional cuts

Developing a Quality Plant: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Special Techniques: whipping, notching, weeping plants


Brent Wearren is a 3rd generation nursery producer who was grafting at age 8! Already a seasoned nurseryman, Brent went on to study horticulture at Michigan State University. Now in his 25th year of growing trees, Brent has grown the nursery to 740 acres with shipments going from Colorado to the New England states and as far south as the Carolinas. With Brent's eye for detail and a penchant for planning it is no surpise that Wearren and Son Nursery, Inc. is a leader in quality, not only in Kentucky, but across the US.


Isopropyl alcohol provided to sterilize pruners. Please bring your pruners and drinking water. Be sure to dress for the weather.

Contact Amy Fulcher, UK Extension Associate for Nursery Crops at 859.257.1273 for more information or to sign up.
Sponsored by KY Integrated Pest Management and by the Kentucky Horticulture Council

Host: Wearren and Son Nursery, Inc.


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