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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