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espalierJoin us for a fun and informative workshop on espalier fruit trees. “Espalier”is a fancy term to describe the practice of pruning fruit trees to lay flat against a wall, fence, or trellis. It is a fantastic way to grow a fruit tree if you have limited space in an urban backyard or balcony.

In this workshop you will learn why espalier works so well, where it is best used, and the basics of creating and maintaining your own espalier fruit trees. Half the class will be lecture style inside with lots of opportunities to ask questions, and the other half will be outside exploring examples of espalier fruit trees in a near by community garden.

David Tracey is a writer and environmental designer based in Vancouver, and the author of five books. Along with operating his own environmental design and consulting company, David is a tree care expert certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. A consultant on organic tree care, edible landscaping and organic food growing, he often leads workshops for clients including municipalities and community groups.

When: Saturday May 24th, 10am-11:30am

Where: Board Room, North Shore Neighbourhood House – 225 East 2nd Street

Brought to you by the North Shore Fruit Tree Project & the Edible Garden Project