Apple trees - winter pruning day at the Green Wood Workshop

Saturday 27th 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. The course will be at Bore Place and start with an examination of old and overgrown trees to learn how to develop a pruning “road map” to get matters back under control.

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.

Booking

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 http://www.underwoodsman.co.uk/html/apple_tree_pruning_-_winter.html

Make a weekend of it!

Accommodation

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 Josie Yems, JosieY@boreplace.org, 01732 463255.

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