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Corrective Tree Pruning Workshop

Sunday 18 August, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Come along and learn the finer details of pruning and training your trees to ensure great structure and reduced maintenance in the long term.

Paul d’Hondt (Level 5 arborist) will talk about different aspects of tree pruning, followed by practical demonstrations on different trees in the garden

Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: $75 Morning tea and lunch included
Wet weather: Notifications will be posted on the website and ticket holders advised on the day if the weather will impact on the workshop

Topics will include:

  • Australian Standard AS 4373-2007 Pruning of Amenity Trees
  • The hidden life of trees. Trees as a living organism.
  • Why prune?
  • Identifying problems that can be corrected by pruning
  • Trees response to pruning
  • Difference between broad leaf and conifers/pines response to pruning
  • How trees defend themselves against infections by fungus, bacteria and viruses

Paul D’Hondt

Dip. of Hort. (Arboriculture AQF5)
Cert. of Arboriculture
Cert. of Tree Surgery
Member of Arboriculture Australia
Member & Certified Arborist of ISA AU-0031A

Paul d’Hondt, of Summit Tree Services, has run a registered tree management business since 1990 initially in the Sydney area before relocating to the Snowy-Monaro area  in 1996 and to the Southern Highlands in 1998.

Over the past 20 years he has carried out all facets of tree work including pruning, thinning, cabling and bracing.

Between 2001 – 2008 Paul was a part time arboriculture teacher at NSW TAFE. He has been an Expert Witness in court matters since 2006.

He has been a consulting arborist for Tree risk assessments and undertaken SULE reports for Local Councils, Government Departmenents and corporate clients including TAFE, NSW National Parks and Wildlife, Seniors Living complexes, public and private schools. He has been a senior supervising arborist for Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, including preparing training courses for Parks outdoor staff.



Sunday 18 August, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens
1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
0456 752595
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