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Presented by Charles King Sadler
Pruning Guidelines for Developing
and Maintaining Successful Landscapes
Why, when, and how?
How proper pruning increases safety, life expectancy, value, and beauty of the plant
Standards of tree and shrub structure to meet during plant selection
Structural pruning and removing defects
Selection, Planting, First Pruning
How proper plant selection can reduce pruning needs
Basics of pruning
• Tools used for various pruning scenarios
• Importance of pruning at planting time
Guidelines for proper planting, horticulture, and irrigation
• Discuss best practices for new plantings
• Illustrate improper pruning and other common horticulture mistakes
Developing Pruning Schedules for Ongoing Care
Guiding planted landscapes into shape as the garden fills in
Specialized pruning techniques:
• Boxwood thinning
• Cloud pruning
• Espalier of trees and other plants
• Coppicing, pollarding
• Hedging and more
Mature Pruning and Plant Succession Planning
Assisting healthy plants to continue successful development with proper pruning
How to approach landscapes that are suffering from poor pruning practices, improper
initial planting, poor horticulture practices, or lack of maintenance altogether
Ways to plan for removal/replacement of aging plants
How to select and maintain long-term relationship with tree care professionals
for your landscape to thrive
Assessing trees and shrubs that may need to be removed
Discussing how extreme sensitivity in pruning and caring for mature plants
is vital to ensure their longevity
How to evaluate overgrown and under maintained properties
Application of specialized pruning practices:
• Renovation pruning
• Rejuvenation pruning
• Restoration pruning
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7.0 CE Hours (Non HSW)
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW PDHs
7.0 ISA CEUs (more inside)
7.0 SAF Cat 1 CFE Credits
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 continuing education hours to
architects in states that allow non-HSW coursework. It offers 7.0 HSW continuing education hours
to landscape architects in most states. HalfMoon Education is not seeking Florida, New Jersey or
North Carolina landscape architect approval.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida
(Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No.
24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed
an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects, and landscape
architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2), §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses
approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida and New Jersey architects. Other states do not
preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education
System 7.0 LU|Elective (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education
System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES and LA CES.
The International Society of Arboriculture has approved this event for the following CEUs: 7.0
Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, Climber Specialist, Utility Specialist, Aerial Lift, BCMA
Practice and 0 BCMA Science and BCMA Management
The Society of American Foresters has approved this webinar for 7.0 Cat 1 CFE hours.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to
prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple
Charles King Sadler
Founder and Owner at King Garden Inc.
For over two decades, Mr. Sadler has led the field in the integration of horticulturally and artistically informed care of landscapes. He has worked on over 600 landscapes from city gardens to suburban properties to estates of great historical significance and large in scale. This specialized work has resulted in Mr. Sadler being sought after for the development of maintenance plans and training at prestigious public and private properties across North America. A gifted collaborator, he has been consulted by top landscape practices domestically and abroad.
Mr. Sadler began his career as a visual storyteller in the field of illustration, with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, working on public and private commissions, including the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. Seeking to express this artistry through natural forms, Mr. Sadler returned to school, SUNY-ESF on the campus of Syracuse University, to pursue master’s studies in Landscape Architecture; he started his own design firm in order to apply his philosophy of the integration of design and horticultural care. A certified arborist and master pruner, Mr. Sadler has contributed articles to several publications on the restoration of landscapes and travels extensively lecturing and providing training in aesthetic and horticultural pruning and care.
Mr. Sadler is an American Society of Landscape Architects member, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, and an Institute of Classical Art and Architecture contributing member.
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HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Course Title: Pruniversity: Plant Health Through Pruning
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour presentation examines on plant health, beauty and longevity can be increased by understanding plant physiology and the importance of proper pruning techniques and maintenance. This applies to the plants in the yard and those on a stand in the living room.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe how proper tree pruning increases tree value, life expectancy, and aesthetics.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and select tree species that require less maintenance and pruning, provided that meets the owners needs.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to develop pruning plans based on plant species, select proper pruning tools, and be able to differentiate renovation pruning, rejuvenation pruning, and restoration pruning.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify landscapes that have suffered from improper, or neglected, pruning and determine strategies for rehabilitation, including care for mature trees.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: An awareness and appreciation for the health, environmental and aesthetic values plants provide humans
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date:04/13/2023
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Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to email@example.com or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.