Trades Alive – Preservation Horticulture Video Series

Park Cultural Landscapes Program

Updated Cultural Landscapes


The Preservation Horticulture Video Series introduces the basics of preservation horticulture in the National Park Service.

Preservation horticulture techniques are used to minimize the loss of historic character and extend the lifespan of historically-significant vegetation. These skills and practices are part of cultural landscape preservation maintenance, which focuses on preserving a landscape’s physical attributes, biotic systems, and use when that use contributes to its historical significance. These videos introduce the essential principles and practices in preserving historic plant materials.

Series Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Part I: Tools
  • Part II: Cleaning

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Preservation Horticulture Video Series Introduction

Pruning Basics, Part I: Tools

Pruning Basics, Part II: Cleaning

Soil Excavation and Aeration with an Airspade

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