Apple trees - winter pruning

Saturday 23rd January 9:30am - 4:00pm

Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have “got away".

The aim of winter pruning is to establish the basic structure of the tree, reduce overcrowding, encourage it to make new growth in a controlled way and produce fewer, larger fruit from healthier, well pruned trees.

These trees will then be compared with trees where the renovation pruning has been commenced to see how progress develops. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to get “up close and personal” with the target trees and gain valuable hands on experience of the whole pruning process.

Tutors: John Waller and Mike Whiddett.

Start: 9.30am tea/introductions for 10am start.

Lunch: approx 1pm - 2pm. Please bring a packed lunch.  Hot drinks will be provided.

Finish: approx 4pm.


The course is organised by John Waller, Underwoodsman at Bore Place and owner of the Green Wood Workshop. Full details including booking forms and course reviews please go to John's website

Make a weekend of it!


Depending on availability, we can offer B&B at Bore Place for course participants from £61 per person/night. Camping opportunities are limited; we have a hot shower and toilets, but no cooking facilities. It is essential that you contact us in advance to book either camping, or bed and breakfast. Please call or email, 01732 463255.

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