“The Art and Science of Pruning Japanese Maples”by Keith DekkerMay 26, 2022

Japanese Maples can be a lovely showpiece or an accent in your landscaping or garden, and with the proper maintenance they can provide many years of beauty and enjoyment. One important facet of Japanese Maple care includes the proper way to prune them, because effective pruning will improve the look and vigor of your tree. Join Clallam County Master Gardener Keith Dekker for the Green Thumb Gardening Tips Zoom presentation “The Art and Science of Pruning Japanese Maples” on May 26 from noon – 1 p.m. and find out how you can help your trees thrive.

Keith will talk about the history of Japanese Maples and their main growing habits. He will discuss the proper pruning tools and detail why it is important to take good care of them. Keith will instruct attendees on the proper way to make pruning cuts, what time of year to do your pruning and mistakes to avoid.

After the presentation, Keith believes gardeners will be able to approach pruning Japanese Maples with confidence. “I have concentrated on the fine pruning of trees and shrubs for decades. Japanese Maples have become my favorite trees to prune,” Keith said.

Join by computer: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92007991742?pwd=OWxtbmNBditKd3ordjA2WEFyME9PUT09

Or join by phone: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 920 0799 1742

Passcode: 709395

Keith has been involved in horticulture for over 45 years. For the last 30 years, his career has focused on the comprehensive care of residential landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As a Clallam County Master Gardener and active volunteer with PlantAmnesty, Keith contributes to his community by teaching classes and giving talks to promote best practices for successful, sustainable gardening. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations or call 360-565-2679.