Pieter’s Culver City Pruning Workshop, January 2013
In other parts of the country Spring might not arrive until mid-March and run through May. But Southern California is a different story!
According to popular westside arborist Pieter Severynen, spring sap flow in Southern California may start as early as mid-January, depending on the weather. Pieter advises us to prune our fruit trees either before or after the spring sap flow—but not during.
This well-timed FREE pruning demonstration (including resources — see below!) will help you build your pruning confidence and get you on track for healthier and more prolific fruit trees.
FRUIT TREE PRUNING DEMONSTRATION
with Pieter Severynen
Saturday, December 14, 2013
1 – 4 pm
private residence garden
10784 Northgate St. , Culver City, CA 90230
(near WLA College)
Attendance is FREE,
but preregistration is required.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-838-6744
Please download and print the following hand-outs to bring to class (PDFs):
• FRUIT TREE CARE in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA >>
• LOW CHILL FRUIT TREES for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA >>
• A SILENT JUNGLE: THE SOIL UNDERFOOT >>
PIETER SEVERYNEN is an arborist and licensed California Landscape Architect with 35+ years’ experience and a former garden columnist at the L.A. Times (the popular “Tree of the Week” series). He is the former director of planning and design at North East Trees. His presentations on behalf of TCC at the 2013 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase were well attended so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot at this December Pruning demonstration!
Give your input at the workshop:
Green Space Public Workshop, Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-8:30pm, Garden Room, Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave. (at Culver Blvd.).
Open to all who use Culver City parks, paths, and open spaces.
Participants will learn and share ideas about the types of passive recreation, or wellness activities, they would like to see and do in the City’s parks and open spaces. This is an important chance for the public to exchange ideas: Subsequent workshops will focus on preliminary designs for possible eco- and people-friendly improvements.
This project is a collaboration of North East Trees, the City of Culver City, the Culver City Unified School District, Ballona Creek Renaissance, and the Green Space Advisory Committee. Learn more about the plan here.
News from the Green Space Action Committee:
The Community Input phase is almost complete (survey closes Sunday April 1).
But there’s still time to voice your opinions:
Here’s a some background about the program from the North East Trees website:
In 2011 the City of Culver City and North East Trees were awarded a grant from the State of California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) for a Proposition 84 Urban Greening Planning Program for Sustainable Communities. The Planning Program provides funds to assist projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple benefits.
The Culver City Green Space Plan, in partnership with Ballona Creek Renaissance and Culver City Unified School District, aims to provide passive recreational open space within walking distance of all the Culver City neighborhoods. In the past, active recreation facilities such as sport fields and play courts were given the primary focus when the city’s parks were designed, with little attention paid to passive spaces. Those passive or unprogrammed spaces present an excellent opportunity to increase the value of the parks to the broader community, enriching the park experience without reducing access to active sports fields and play courts.
This planning project will re-imagine these spaces and make the City’s parks and other open spaces more appealing to a broader segment of the local community through passive recreation. Accessibility to seniors, people with disabilities, individuals without children and children not participating in organized sports will increase the value of Culver City Parks to its residents. Read more >>