Pruning Basics for Beginners

Jan 30 2019 - 9:00am

Join MSU Extension Educator Rebecca Finneran, as she teaches you the fundamentals of proper pruning. Rebecca will discuss the difference of thinning and heading cuts, review the necessary pruning tools and their use and care, and highlight the importance of pruning with regards to plant form and growth habit.

Session Track: 
Employees Only


Michigan State University Extension

Rebecca Finneran received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with emphasis in Landscape Design from Michigan State University in 1983.  She has been serving Michigan as MSU Extension Horticulture Educator since 1987 where she helps the green industry and consumers learn about horticulture, the environment and pesticide safety.  

Finneran teaches and sponsors numerous consumer horticulture programs across the state, is seen frequently on television and is a prolific writer.  Finneran previously served on the Board of Directors for the Grand Rapids based Frederik Meijer Gardens for twelve years and is currently overseeing an urban display garden in Grand Rapids known as the “Grand Ideas Garden” located at MSU Extension. (775 Ball Ave. NE)