Perform Formative Pruning of Young Trees

Course Code CUGE-ARB-028
Suitable For
  • Arborists, Horticulturists, Landscape Architects
  • Landscape Professionals, Park Managers, Facilities Managers
  • Lecture
  • Hands on
  • Group discussions
Course Outline
  • Tropical tree taxonomy
  • Basic tree biology
  • Tree growth and physiology
Course Fee

$256.80 (Inclusive of 7% GST)
*Terms and conditions apply.


Formative pruning is the process of shaping a tree when it is young. Every variety has a different natural growth which may result in forms that are not ideal for the site. Formative pruning aims to shape young trees into desired forms for efficient long term maintenance when they mature. Participants will learn about various pruning strategies to be applied on young trees through lectures and hands-on practice.


Mr Clayton Lee is an ISA Certified Arborist with more than 15 years of experience in tree assessment and more than five years of experience in urban forest management. 

Mr Koh Yong Kwang is an ISA Certified Arborist and is currently a Senior Manager at National Parks Board. He has over 10 years of experience in tree inspection, tree maintenance and pruning.


Professional Certification Number of CEU Points*
ISA Certified Arborist 6
ISA BCMA - Practice 6
ISA BCMA - Municipal 6
ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist 6
ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist 6
Certified Practicing Horticulturist 6

*Accredited points may differ for different sessions.


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