Fruit Tree Pruning 101

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FRUIT TREE PRUNING 101: This workshop will be outdoor observing, pruning & talking about a diversity of fruit trees.  We’ll look at care requirements for trees from 2 to 22 years old, different sizes (dwarf, semi-dwarf & standard) & species (Apple, Pear, Asian Pear, Plum, Cherry, etc.).You will learn the basic principles of pruning (why, when, where, how, etc.) & how to minimize pruning in the long run. We can also talk about restoring older neglected trees if people are interested.

Your Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux, of the Kootenay Permaculture Institute has been pruning fruit trees for over 25 years for both commercial orchards & backyard gardeners. Gregoire’s farm and nursery is home to a large diversity of fruit & nut trees, berry bushes & other perennial plants with a stunning well established poly-culture food forest system. Gregoire is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher.  (Register early + don’t worry, it’s not too late to prune your trees AFTER this class)

The number of participants is limited… So Register now by email!

Class is $45 and runs 12-4pm Saturday March 29

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