A mixture of theory and practice, this is a great course for anyone looking to learn the basics of how to prune a variety of small trees and shrubs, for shape, improved flowering and fruit production.
Pruning can sometimes seem overly complicated, so an important part of this course will be to discuss the main principles and boost confidence levels. The course will also include a practical session, taking delegates outside to the orchard at Ryton Organic Gardens to put into practice what has been covered earlier in the day. You will get to take fruit tree management and a pruning basics factsheet home with you.
What you will learn
- Why, when and where to cut a variety of shrubs and small trees
- Types of tools, how to clean organically, sharpen and maintain them
- How to dispose of pruning’s in the most environmentally sound way.
Course Level Beginner/intermediate. Some basic knowledge advisable
What you need to bring
Suitable clothing and footwear