Fruit Tree Pruning 101: Introduction to Backyard Fruit Tree Pruning

Event Details

If you’re looking at your backyard fruit trees wondering how to help them thrive, join fruit tree expert Richard Hallman for this hands-on workshop. Richard will go through the basics of fruit tree pruning. We will be working on a variety dwarf fruit trees at the Queen Mary Community Garden.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • how to identify which branches to prune each year
  • the typical shapes fruit trees are pruned into and why
  • how to prune to minimize diesase and infection
  • how to maximize fruit production
  • participants will experience pruning trees at the Queen Mary Community Garden “orchard”

Richard Hallman grew up on a small tree fruit orchard in the Okanagan Valley where he started pruning and grafting as a teenager. Most of his career has been spent as a Horticultural Extension Advisor to commercial and home garden tree fruit growers; hes is a Registered Professional Horticulturalist and a Certified Arbotist. He has been teaching tree fruit pruning for more than 35 years.

Participant Instructions: This is an outdoor workshop, please come dressed for the weather. If possible, please bring a pair of secateurs or hand pruning shears.

Registration: You can register here for this workshop, or you can call the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to register: 604-990-3755.

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