Fruit Tree Winter Pruning Workshop

SOLD OUT! We are sorry that this workshop has reached the maximum number of attendees. Moe is offering to hold another workshop in March (TBC). Please email workshops@ssigardenclub.ca to be added to the waitlist.

This workshop is being taught by Moe Wendt who has been training and tending fruit trees for the last 20 years. He will share his experience pertaining to young trees up to the age of 20 years. This workshop will not be covering restoration of old trees.

Moe says, “Pruning is more of an art than a science. Of course, there are basic rules of pruning, just as painters must know their tools, colors, perspective, line, etc. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of pruning for a healthy tree. Keeping those basics in mind, we will then work on how to see the tree to find the shape and size that you want to live with. We will work with the open-centre vase style of pruning.”

Additional topics Moe will be covering include tools, sharpening and maintenance of tools, and how to navigate diseased trees in relation to pruning.

Things to bring if you have them: hand pruners, sterilization solution, sharpening stone.

When:Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Note 1)
Where:Orchard of Willow Lampard (Mid-Island)
Cost:$30 (Garden Club members only)

Advance registration is required. Limited to 13 participants. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Register: Please follow our two-step registration process:

  1. Register your name first with Leigh Milne workshops@ssigardenclub.ca.
  2. Once Leigh confirms there is space for you, follow up with your $30 e-transfer to treasurer@ssigardenclub.ca.

Register early to guarantee your spot.

Note 1: In the event of rain on Feb 3rd, we will try Feb 4th, or Feb 10th and if that doesn’t work, then Mar 9th. 

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