Ooltewah Nursery And Landscape Company To Host Certified Expert For Free Workshop

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc will offer a free workshop to the Chattanooga region, “Proper Pruning 101,” and will host Jonathan D. Nessle as special guest speaker. Proper pruning is a critical maintenance procedure for many trees and shrubs. 

“We often see customers who are confused about pruning, especially when to prune,” said Greg Miller, general manager. “Especially for flowering trees & shrubs, correct timing is crucial. People sometimes prune at the wrong time, and then later wonder why they don’t see the fruit or blooms they expected.”

The workshop will focus on the proper techniques of pruning trees and shrubs teaching attendees the basics of how, when, why, and what to cut. Mr. Nessle makes thing easy to understand using a hands-on teaching method, and will take the group throughout the Ooltewah Nursery grounds to see examples and demonstrate technique. 

The seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at 3 p.m., simultaneously with Ooltewah Nursery’s weekly Ooltewah Farmers Market (3-5 p.m.). Everyone is welcome to attend both events.

Mr. Jonathan Nessle, A.S.L.D., is a certified arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Nessle is a board member of both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and the Chattanooga Urban Forestry Tree Commission. Also known as, “The Ornamentor,” Mr. Nessle is a popular public speaker and radio guest. 

“We are honored to host him because he has so much knowledge to share, and he is really skilled at training homeowners so they can have the confidence do it themselves. He is just so funny and easy to understand, we know everyone will really enjoy this workshop,” said Mr. Miller.

A family-owned business, Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape Co., Inc. was established in 1989 by life-long area residents, Wendell and Gina Whitener. Last month, ONLC was named one of the top five garden centers in the U.S.A. by Today’s Garden Center magazine when it won the S.E. Region of the 2014 Revolutionary 100. The magazine compiles an annual list of the top 100 independent garden centers in the nation based on leadership and innovation. From that list of 100, one winner is selected for each of five regions. It is an honor to even be named on the list, but Ooltewah Nursery has been named the top garden center in the Southeast for two consecutive years.

For more information on this workshop or the complete line-up of upcoming special event, call 423 238-9775.

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