Second Fruit Tree Winter Pruning Workshop

Moe Wendt 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 cover the restoration of old trees.) On Feb. 3rd of this year, Moe taught this same workshop, which filled quickly and created a waiting list. This second workshop will be open for those on the waiting list and up to 15 participants in total.

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 cover include tools, sharpening and maintenance of tools, and how to navigate diseased trees in relation to pruning. If you have them, please bring the following: hand pruners, sterilization solution, sharpening stone.

Warm drink & snack provided at the end. We will be working in the orchard of Moe’s son, Ben Peterson, on Rainbow Road. In the event of rain we will try again the follow-ing Saturday, the 16th.

When:Saturday, March 9, 10:00 am to noon
Where:Orchard of Moe’s son, Ben Peterson, on Rainbow Rd.
Cost:$30 (Garden Club members only)

Advance registration is required. Limited to 15 participants. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Register: Please follow our two-step registration process:

  1. Register your name first with Include the workshop topic in the email subject line.
  2. Once Leigh confirms there is space for you, follow up with your $30 e-transfer to and you will be given the address. Include the workshop topic and your name in the comment section of the e-transfer.

Register early to guarantee your spot.

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