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Course Name: Advanced Pruning Techniques
Course Code: AL0235CA24
Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Check-in time: 8:30 am)
Location: Holly House, 130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08816 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course with hands-on pruning practice
Registration Fee: $270 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $245 per person (expires March 27, 2024)
Registration Closes: April 1, 2024
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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There’s no substitute for true hands-on learning, and this class has plenty of it. Steve Kristoph, owner of Steven Kristoph Nursery, will guide you through classroom (minimal) and field demonstrations (mostly) to ensure you gain a strong understanding of how, what, where, when, and why to prune.
Please dress for fieldwork. Please bring hand pruning shears and a small pruning saw to class with you.
Who Should Attend?
It is strongly recommended that you take Introduction to Pruning or have a strong background in pruning prior to taking this course. Past participants have included:
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Landscape Contractors
- Landscape Designers
- Property Managers
- Recreation Maintenance Workers
- Tree Trimmers
Catch a glimpse into the hands-on portions of the Advanced Pruning Techniques course to see how the participants practice their new pruning skills.
Meet Your Instructor
Steve Kristoph, Steven Kristoph Nursery
Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others.
“The opportunity to go out and prune a variety of different sorts of plants with professional guidance being provided was invaluable.”
– Past Participant
Most useful aspect of the course: “Learning which plants to prune at different times.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How to cut a branch with three cuts to prevent branch tearing.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Advanced Pruning Techniques course (5.5 contact hours) is approved for the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical Contact Hours (course #DLGS-RUCPE23-45)
NJ Licensed Tree Experts (LTE/LTCO): 4.75 CEUs
NJ Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF): 5.5 CEUs
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA): Certified Arborist: 5.5; BCMA – Practice: 5.5
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
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- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Advanced Pruning Techniques, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
Administrative Assistant: Damiana Parada
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.