Pruning for Landscapers & Gardeners

PRUNING FOR LANDSCAPERS AND GARDENERS


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Learn proper techniques for pruning trees and shrubs in the landscape.  The first session is an in-class discussion on how and why we prune, types of pruning cuts and tool selection.  The second session will be in the field where students can work their way through various trees and shrubs and gain insight and practice in making good pruning decisions.  Tool and ladder safety will also be discussed.
For the Saturday session, bring a lunch and dress for weather.  Transportation to the pruning site is required.  This class is limited to 14 students.  ISA CEUs available.


PREREQUISITES

Students should meet all the following prerequisites before registering:

  • Pruning can be physically challenging work and participants should be in good physical condition
  • Students are expected to bring a hand saw, bypass style hand pruners.  Proper PPE (steel toe boots, safety glasses) is required to participate in pruning.  Comfortable gloves are recommended.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Minimum 90% attendance in class

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

This course would be of interest to:

  • Those currently working in the horticulture industry who want pruning skills
  • Homeowners who want to learn how to prune their own trees and shrubs

INSTRUCTORS

JACK VAN DUYNHOVEN

Jack has been active in the industry for over 32 years. He worked as a Landscape Designer and Installer for a short period in West Vancouver before going back to Simon Fraser University and completing his degree.

Jack’s background includes:

  • Landscape Horticulture and Design Technician – BCIT
  • Bachelor’s Degree in BioSciences with emphasis on plant physiology, integrated pest management, toxicology, plant pathology, insect biology, plant tissue culture and microbiology.
  • Two years towards a Master’s Degree in Plant Physiology.
  • Published a paper for the Ministry of Forests on Seed Germination Trials.
  • Canadian Certified Horticultural Technician #0017.

Jack has been active in the Landscape Maintenance Industry for over 32 years. He is a strong advocate for improving the knowledge and skill level of the people in the Horticulture industry, and he continues to operate Van Duynhoven Garden Service Ltd. with the same core values that his parents strived for: quality service and excellent customer relations.


Registration by phone or in person

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue  | Wed  | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Tue |  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Refund policy

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $100 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $200 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $25 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. For a refund request received less than 1 week prior to the first day of classes, a $50 processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after classes begin. Please see individual course descriptions for exceptions.

General interest courses that are 1 session long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received at least 24 hours before the start of the class, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received less than 24 hours before the start of the class.

General interest courses that are 2 or more sessions long
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt. For a refund request received before the second session of the course, a 20% processing fee and any applicable course supply fees are deducted when the refund is issued. No refund is issued for a request received after the second session of the course.